A Gap In Time
A Gap In Time by Jeanette Winterson.
A gap in time written by Jeanette Winterson is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
Having not read The Winter’s Tale before, I needed to brush up on the storyline but this book could be read independently with no Shakespeare knowledge. Shakespeare’s plots are usually complex and difficult to decipher but when written in a contemporary setting it is a story of a wealthy man accusing his wife of cheating on him with his best friend which ultimately destroys his marriage and his friendship.
Jeanette did a wonderful job of keeping the same themes of jealousy and redemption whilst maintaining the tragic first half of the story and the comedic second half.
This novel is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project where bestselling authors write adaptations of Shakespeare’s works. A gap in time was the first novel released in the project. Look out for coming dramas coming on the Hogarth Shakespeare Project timeline
With 2016 being the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death it is a fabulous time to revisit your favourites or start a new love of his works.