Bearkeeper by Josh Lacey


Written by Josh Lacey

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Step back to Shakespeare's time in this thrilling adventure story which weaves togther a real and an imaginary past. Pip sets off to London to search for his father and to prove that he can become a famous knife fighter, like him. But London is a scary place and soon Pip finds that his life is in great danger. Luckily, he makes two very unual friends - including Shakespear himself.


Bearkeeper by Josh Lacey

A fearless boy with a fierce friend Pip is a blacksmith's apprentice - but he longs to be a famous knife-fighter like his dead father. Alone in London, he meets great danger and two odd allies. One is hairy and hungry. The other is William Shakespeare.

About the Author

Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey was born in London. He is the eldest of seven children, with two younger brothers and four sisters. He still lives in London, now with his wife and daughters.

Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, a screenwriter and a teacher before publishing his first novel. He is now a regular contributor to The Guardian.

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Publication date

7th April 2008




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