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Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley st...
Publish Date
2021
May 18
First Published in 2020
Goodreads rating
4.31
ISBN
9781472223821
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
Nov 22, 2021
If you’re a Shakespeare fan, you’ll love this moving novel about how his personal life might’ve influenced the writing of one of his most famous plays. O’Farrell has built her story on two facts we know to be true about “The Bard”: his son Hamnet died at the age of 11, and a couple years later, Shakespeare wrote a tragedy called Hamlet. I especially enjoyed reading about his wife, Anne, who is imagined here as an almost supernatural figure.      source
Jun 27, 2020
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
Jul 23, 2020
This week’s had-to-have-em book haul.      source
Mar 23, 2020
This book is MAGNIFICENT. Honestly! Will win prizes. It's exquisitely written, is very moving, is compelling and oddly uplifting. Maggie O'Farrell has always written great books but this is in a different league #MarianRecommends      source