This atmospheric retelling of the powerful and action-packed tale of the murderous king of Scotland bewitched by ambition, captures the heightened emotion of Shakespeare's classic of English literature. Echoing the language of the original it makes an ideal introduction to the play for all readers new to Shakespeare. Newly illustrated with striking black-and-white illustrations, this retelling was previously published in the collections "Shakespeare's Stories: Tragedies", and "Shakespeare's Stories".
Beverley was born in London, grew up in Kenya and came to Britain for the first time to take A levels. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Economics and Sociology. After travelling in Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East, Beverley joined Penguin as an editor. Since then she has continued to work in publishing - at present she combines writing and working as an editor here at Hodder. She has two daughters and is married to photographer Nick Birch.