Walter Crofter was born into Elizabethan England. In a country and a time where favour and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself?
Especially given his family background?
I, Walter is the story of 67 year old Walter Crofter who finally decides to pen his life story. Set in Elizabethan England, an extremely dangerous and politically turbulent period in history- home to the likes of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare- I, Walter is a dynamic, intriguing and action-packed novel.
It’s a story of romance, mystery and adventure- the protagonist sailing far and wide- and the dangers he encounters along the way. It’s also a story of rags to riches. Walter is born into a distinctly working class family, but he finds his way to wealth. Favour with the king. Love in the form of Maria.
The only thing I wasn’t hugely fond of was the American lone words that kept on appearing in the novel. I study English literature and I live in England- so these kinds of slips are a little bit irritating to me. Perhaps American or Canadian readers wouldn’t be as bothered by them, but I certainly found it off putting.
3/5 stars. An action packed historical novel, perfect for someone looking for a quick, fun read. Anyone who liked ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ but is looking for something much lighter to read- I, Walter is for you.