Shakespeare’s Cuthbert is a comedy, set in an unnamed valley that puts on a Shakespeare play (terribly) each year. It is believed that in the valley, there is an unpublished Shakespeare play and a group of outsiders come into the village, looking to find it; they believe that Cuthbert (a local farmer and undertaker) knows where it is.
The book has a great cast of characters, especially Percy the gardener and the Twins, who are a constant source of danger to all who encounter them. There is plenty of dry humour, but also laugh out loud sections. A good comedy, particularly when Cuthbert is the target of death attempts from the outsiders.
Rating (out of 5): ****