David Ellis is Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
"In exposing the fabrications that biographers have resorted to in the face of the lack of knowledge of any kind to be had about Shakespeare's personality and private life, this book is sharply incisive, humorously as well as forensically so. It is also thoroughly informative about Shakespeare's life, insofar as it is known."--George Donaldson, University of Bristol
"Not only, in my view, definitive in its treatment of its subject, but a
pleasure to read. Every scholarly library should own it, and all readers
interested in Shakespeare or biography." -- iThe Vocabula Reviewr