online serialisation part of Shakespeare 400
Cruel Brother was serialised on this website from 23rd April 2016. The full text was made available online until 23rd April 2017. Interested in this novel? Contact the author...
Following his mother’s death, struggling opera singer Edmund Muir discovers that he is the illegitimate son of the enigmatic Will Davenant. In his search for his lost father, Edmund uncovers a tale of dubious ancestry that leads him back to the playwright and father of English opera, William Davenant, and his rumoured father, William Shakespeare. As Edmund becomes increasingly convinced of this illustrious heritage, his life takes on complex literary parallels.
A public launch and reading from the novel was held at The Beaney, Canterbury on 12th May 2016.