Much Ado About Nothing

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prove it.’
    â€˜And here’s one from her to him.’ Hero produces another scrap of paper.
    Benedick sees that it’s game over. ‘Magic – here’s proof in our very own handwriting! OK, Beatrice, I will have you – but only out of pity!’
    â€˜And I’ll say yes, too,’ she mutters. ‘But only after lots of persuasion and to save your life.’
    â€˜Quiet!’ Ben murmurs, and he kisses her onthe lips. Silence at last, and it’s golden.
    Ah! The image will get a million hits when we put it on the net.
    â€˜So, Benedick, how does it feel to be a married man?’ Pedro asks.
    â€˜I’m on top of the world!’ Benedick grins from ear to ear. ‘I don’t care what people think. We’re all the same – we say one thing, then do another, and that’s a fact.’ Then he tells Claudio that he’s not planning to fight him to the death after all, skimming over the news that John has been arrested and brought back to Messina. ‘We’ll think about that tomorrow. And you, Pedro,’ he says with a wink, ‘you need to find yourself a wife!’
    Cue music and dancing. There’s no designer dress this time, and very few A-list guests, but
Lite Entertainment
still captures the partying on camera. This is Claudia Ricci signing off, with the news that we got our big fat wedding exclusive after all.

About the Author
    Jenny Oldfield was born in Yorkshire and now lives there again after a spell in the Midlands, where she read English at Birmingham University.
    First published at the age of 24, she has had her
Home Farm Twins
series adapted for BBC television, and has written more than 100 books for adults and children. Her work, including
Horses of Half Moon Ranch
, is available in the UK and America, plus translations into many European languages.
    While seeking to update
Much Ado About Nothing
, Jenny tuned into World Cup fever in the run-up to the 2010 event in South Africa. The glamour and gossip surrounding international footballers and their wives and girlfriends seemed exactly right for Shakespeare’s fluffy, frivolous rom-com.

This electronic edition published 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
    Text copyright © 2011 Jenny Oldfield
Illustrations copyright © 2011 Serena Curmi
    First published 2008 by
A & C Black
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP
    The rights of Jenny Oldfield and Serena Curmi to be identified as author and illustrator of this work respectively have been asserted by them in accordance with the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
    All rights reserved. You may not copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce or otherwise make available this publication (or any part of it) in any form, or by any means (including without limitation electronic, digital, optical, mechanical, photocopying, printing, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the publisher. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.
    eISBN 9781408153550
    A CIP catalogue for this book is available from the British Library.
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