Literature

My Friend Will

You could almost say I bumped into Will. It was something of an accidental meeting. We had no formal introduction. It just happened. In the glass cabinet in the living room was my mother’s collected Shakespeare. Like Everest, he was there; and like Hillary, I read him. There have been other editions in the years since, but that text, in its royal blue hardback cover, squat-looking and somewhat worn at the edges, is where the relationship began. Printed in what was to me (as a reader of all those Victorian novels people gave to children back in the days before…

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