Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor

Subtitled An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects, Neil MacGregor’s book shouts ‘gimmick!’ at the top of its nicely-designed voice. Yes, Dr MacGregor is the former British Museum¬†director wrote A History of the World in 100 Objects;¬†and yes, the publishing world likes lists and numbers – they give putative readers a good idea of what they’re…