A Dead Man In Deptford by Anthony Burgess

Oh, what a title. A Dead Man In Deptford is Anthony Burgess’ brilliant imagining of the relatively short life of Elizabethan playwright Christopher ‘Kit’ Marlowe (or Merlin, or Marley – at the time, surnames were a little more fluid than today). A colourful figure (Rupert Everett was quite a nice choice to play him in his striking cameo…