• 14 Aug, 2022

OR NOT TO BE : The True Story of William Shakespeare - A Novel by RON RAMDIN

OR NOT TO BE : The True Story of William Shakespeare - A Novel by RON RAMDIN

OR NOT TO BE : The True Story of William Shakespeare - A Novel by RON RAMDIN

Or Not to Be is an extraordinary novel. It is a literary-historical detective story unlike any other in English literature. Set during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I, England looks outward to overseas expansion, while at home the struggle for power sees the presence of a large number of Spies and Informers who lurk in the shadows. 

Amidst religious and political intrigue, the Queen, a lover of literature and languages, promotes story-telling and theatrical performance. Writers are highly valued. But putting pen to paper is not a free for all. For a few who write poetry and plays, it is a dangerous vocation.

Authorship and publication were not straightforward matters. Nonetheless, from this period of English history, comes a standard of writing hitherto unknown.


Photo : Ron Ramdin

In this literary tapestry; an interweaving of verse, poetry, drama and prose, Ron Ramdin uses Artful Reason to unravel a centuries-old ‘mystery.’ He tells the hidden story, not of a Myth, but of a Man: England’s greatest Dramatist and Poet, William Shakespeare. Above all, Or Not To Be is a compelling novel novel; a story of truth, humanity and hope.

It is a story to pass on…

RON RAMDIN is an internationally known author of sixteen books, spanning six genres, including three novels and a play featuring Sam Wanamaker (Founder of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) and Paul Robeson as Shakespearean actors in Othello.  Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Ron Ramdin is the recipient of the University of London’s prestigious Higher Doctorate – the Doctor of Literature.  He lives in London.

Dimensions:  5.25 x 1.72 x 8 inches                                                                          

Publisher: Compass-Amazon, 2021, www.ronramdin.com, ronramdin11@gmail.com                                                                                         

Paperback:  761 pages                                                                                                      

ISBN: 978-0-9569135-8-6                                                                                                         

Price:  £19.95

Books are available from Amazon.co.uk

Purchase Link https://www.amazon.com/NOT-BE-Story-William-Shakespeare/dp/095691358X