More books have been inspired by Shakespeare than the Bard himself could ever imagine. From graphic novels to manga, children's books to chick lit, here are eight you must read to believe.
Think the only way you could plough through Shakespeare’s plays is with a literature degree – barring which, a very large cup of strong coffee? Think again. His original works may be a tad challenging for novices, but his stories, themes and characters are so universal they’ve been reimagined, redefined and revisited in practically every way possible.