Author(s): Judith Cook
Simon Forman was one of the extraordinary personalities of Elizabethan and Jacobean London. Like most doctors, he was also an astrologer, reading the stars for all and sundry. This book uncovers Forman's private world, that of a compulsive womaniser who kept a coded diary, a record of promiscuity as colourful as the journals of Pepys and Boswell.
Judith Cook was originally an investigative journalist. Has written on social issues, including the death of CND campaigner Hilda Murrell, and then biographies of Daphne du Maurier and J.B. Priestley, and studies of Elizabethan theatre, especially the Globe. She writes for theatre (most recently highly successful adaptation of Trollope for Chichester), teaches Elizabethan and Jacobean studies at Exeter University - and writes popular historical fiction starring an Elizabethan sleuth (Headline)