A few of the comments received so far…
Dear Alan Saunders.
Thank you so much for sending me your fascinating study of
Fulke Greville. It is very intriguing, beautifully written
and researched and a very convincing and attractive addition
to the debate. I confess I knew little about Greville, but
now eagerly anticipate your second volume.
Many, many congratulations, it was a great and exciting
Sir Derek Jacobi
I kept being gripped by items of interest and I anticipate
that when I go further I'll find your candidate compelling.
I wish your book the attention it deserves. Congratulations
on its publication.
John Michell, “Who Wrote Shakespeare?”
I was very pleased to get your book on Fulke Greville and
The Sonnets. Ever since I discovered Greville through
Charles Lamb, I have liked and admired his verse and been
fascinated by his life. You have an interesting way of
cutting up your argument to break forward to the details.
Thank you again.
Professor Robin Fox
The scholarship and research that has evidently preceded the
book's publication is most impressive and its conclusions
Ray Russell, Sevenoaks Shakespeare Society
I finished reading it an hour ago and I'm sure you're right.
Congratulations on your astonishing dedication.
Chris Aspin, Historian and author.
I must say that, after only a quick dip into your book, I am
already fascinated and impressed.
I find it simply astounding that throughout the centuries of
research into Shakespeare’s supposed authorship, that no one
has proposed Fulke Greville as a candidate before now. He
fits each profile like a glove and everything is there. Your
intense dedication to research and the construction of your
arguments, comparing Stratfordian and Greville profiles,
works beautifully and I am truly convinced that Fulke
Greville was the leading hand of all his friends, Bacon,
Marlowe et al, to create the world’s most wonderful and
It’s very interesting. Some of the connections, whether you
agree with the possibility that Shakespeare was Fulke or
not, are really helpful in putting together a picture of
life at the time; the linkages between people; Shakespeare's
I suspect that some people who have a strong belief that
Shakespeare was Shakespeare are going to miss out on some
really good research because they might not be prepared to
read the book.
The quality and depth of research makes the case presented
for Fulke Greville very strong indeed. An interesting read
which I really enjoyed. Thank you.
A wonderful and important work.
A major contribution to the Shakespeare debate. Not only does the book
present a compelling case for Fulke Greville as the author of the works
attributed to the man from Stratford, but it succeeds admirably in bringing
to life for the modern reader the Elizabethan world in a way that few others manage.
On no account should the reader skip over Mr Saunders’ textual notes,
as they contain many gems. A great achievement!