Dead Famous: Writers and Their Tall Tales by Tracey Turner
You've probably heard of a few writers: William Shakespeare and his popular plays; Jane Austen and her love stories; and, Charles Dickens and his big blockbusters. But have you heard that: William Shakespeare got mixed up in a plot against the Queen? Jane Austen nearly became a Bigg-Wither? Charles Dickens had his clothes ripped off by his fans? Yes, even when they're dead writers are still full of surprises - and the eight in this book are more surprising than most. Now you can get the inside story from their secret diaries, flick through "Good Day!" magazine for some nineteenth-century gossip, and find out all about the writers whose tall tales have changed the world.