Anonymous is all about Shakespeare. No! Don't stop reading! It is neither a soppy love story, nor is it a tribute to the bard, it's actually a thriller! Think DaVinci code meets Macbeth. It's a political thriller which puts forward that old chestnut that it was not commoner William Shakespeare who wrote all those plays, but that it must have been an upper class genius in the shape of Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned them, all set in the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion of 1601.