We all know the Shakespearean love story/tragedy – whether you’ve seen it or read it, you can’t fail to agree it is the most legendary tale of ill fated, star-crossed love.
Last week I was checking out a bookstore sale and came across Juliet by Anne Fortier, it had an interesting cover (the pic on the right) so I picked it up. It was a story of danger, intrigue, secret pasts and of course, love. All giving the famous play tweaks and twists that make the story even more endearing (and not in ye olde English speak). Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Here’s a sentence or two:
There is lust, you know, and then there is love. They are related, but still very different things. To indulge in one requires little but honeyed
speech and a change of clothes; to obtain the other, by contrast, a
man must give up his rib. In return, his woman will undo the sin of Eve,
and bring him back into Paradise.
And this time… Romeo doesn’t “give up his rib” for nothing… they both live happily ever after!