I worked as a project editor on this book but left the publisher for other pursuits before publication. Jennifer was a delight, as always. I’m continually impressed with Hugh’s talent to so simply yet expressively illustrate these snippets of Shakespeare.

“J is for Juliet. Juliet teaches all young girls that if you truly love someone, wholly and completely, it will be the death of you.”

The plays of William Shakespeare contain some of the most renowned characters and stories in all of literature. Y is for Yorick, a witty Shakespearean A-to-Z book, takes playful jabs at the unforgettable plots and people we all know and love. With amusing illustrations, tongue-in-cheek entries from Ariel (The Tempest) to EliZabeth (Richard III), and summaries of each play, Y is for Yorick is as entertaining for the newly initiated as it is for devoted Shakespeare fans.

Jennifer Adams has a general affinity for civilized dark humor and all things British. In addition to Shakespeare, she loves Jane Austen, Edward Gorey, New York City, The X-Files, cats, old cemeteries, expensive chocolate, Italian shoes, decipherable poetry, and city streets in the rain. Her favorite movie is Shakespeare in Love and her favorite Shakespearean characters are the three witches in Macbeth.

When not brooding on the more sinister aspects of day-to-day living, Jennifer Adams works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City. She is the author of several books, including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen.


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