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Judith Cook - Dr Simon Forman - 9780099289623 - KTG0021070
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Dr Simon Forman

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Description for Dr Simon Forman Paperback. Simon Forman was one of the extraordinary personalities of Elizabethan and Jacobean London. Like most doctors, he was also an astrologer, reading the stars for all and sundry. This book uncovers Forman's private world, that of a compulsive womaniser who kept a coded diary, a record of promiscuity as colourful as the journals of Pepys and Boswell. Num Pages: 240 pages, facsimiles, , portraits. BIC Classification: BGH; MBX; VXFA. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 16. Weight in Grams: 188. Light shelf wear, else as new.

Simon Forman was one of the most extraordinary personalities of Elizabethan and Jacobean London.
Charismatic, volatile and ambitious, he was doctor to the giants of the theatre and his 'playbook' contains the first eye-witness accounts of Shakespeare's plays. Like most doctors he was also an astrologer, reading the stars for all and sundry.

Constantly on the fringes of great events and court intrigues, his name has been linked with Sir Walter Raleigh's mysterious group, 'the School of Night' and with the notorious Overbury poisoning case, in which the beautiful Countess of Essex was accused of murder.

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About Judith Cook
Judith Cook spent the first part of her career as an investigative journalist. She wrote several non-fiction books on social issues, including an investigation into the death of the anti-nuclear compaigner Hilda Murrell. She was herself a political and anti-nuclear campaigner. She also wrote biographies of Daphne du Maurier and J. B. Priestley, a popular historical fiction series and theatre ... Read more

Reviews for Dr Simon Forman
Brilliant, written with wit and relish, packed with detail
The Times
Judith Cook writes lucidly about Forman and his idiosyncrasies... Her knowledge of the period is extensive and places this strange and fascinating man convincingly in his dramatic times
Daily Mail
An intriguing and lively study
Independent on Sunday
Her research is thorough and ... Read more

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