“Master Eld, His Wayzgoose” by Chaz Brenchley

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When a mysterious character arrives in the printing-house hoping to publish sonnets by the renowned William Shakespeare, Master Eld entrusts his young servant, Brat, with discovering the stranger’s secrets. After years on the streets as a thief, the boy is well equipped as a spy. There are rules in the publishing world, and Master Eld must learn how these sonnets came to be in his custody before he can share them with the world.

Master Eld, His Wayzgoose

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About the Author
Chaz Brenchley has been making a living as a writer since the age of eighteen. He is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter; two fantasy series, The Books of Outremer and Selling Water by the River; and two ghost stories, House of Doors and House of Bells. As Daniel Fox, he has published a Chinese-based fantasy series, beginning with Dragon in Chains; as Ben Macallan an urban fantasy series, beginning with Desdaemona. A British Fantasy Award winner, he has also published books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. 2014 saw publication of two new books, a short novel - Being Small - and a collection, Bitter Waters, which won a Lambda Award. His time as crimewriter-in-residence on a sculpture project in Sunderland resulted in the earlier collection Blood Waters. His first play, A Cold Coming, premiered and toured in 2007. He is a prizewinning ex-poet, and has been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria. He was Northern Writer of the Year 2000. Chaz has recently married and moved from Newcastle to California, with two squabbling cats and a famous teddy bear.
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