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Banish Plump Jack

Returning to Britain in 1951 after working in the USA for several years, Professor Robert Shallow intends to consider his future. He travels to Stratford on Avon to deliver a lecture on Shakespeare and there meets up with his actor nephew, Jeremy, and also unexpectedly renews an old acquaintance with John Fenwick. When Jeremy and Fenwick appear to have had a serious fight, and then another attempt is made on Fenwick’s life for which Jeremy is apparently well and truly in the frame, Shallow turns detective. The deeper he digs the more it seems that no one is who they appear to be.

About the Author

This novel has been years in the writing but a great pleasure to do, taking me back to when I trained as a librarian and developed a love of research that has never left me. A trained school librarian, I decided to change from books to drama, qualifying as a drama teacher and teaching all ages from infants to adults, at the same time attaining a BA in theatre studies at Middlesex University and a Masters at Kingston University. I am a drama examiner for the New Era Academy of Dramatic Art.


Through this teaching, researching different material, particularly Shakespeare, inspired the idea of a novel with a Stratford background. I particularly enjoyed the research into the old days at Stratford and the 1950s.


Now just retired and living in leafy Surrey, while still working as a drama examiner, I occupy my time in many ways including running a book club, and working on local history and archives. The present incumbent of my long line of cats, Merlin (Sebastian was an earlier one), keeps me company.


Author: Claire F Jones
Publication Date: 28th September 2015
Book Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-85756-843-1
Price: £10.95


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