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Hamnet

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

Maggie O'Farrell

(author)

Hardback
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION*As featured on Newsnight, Front Row, Radio 5 Live and Open Book*A BBC Best Book of 2020A 2020 Book to Look Out For in Stylist, The Sunday Times, The Times, Observer, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail and more
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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'Immersive, at times shockingly intimate... ought to win prizes' Guardian
'A masterpiece. Historical fiction at its finest' Stacey Halls

TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.

On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?

Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week.

Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

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Book publisherHeadline Publishing Group
Publication date31 Mar 2020
FormatHardback
Pages384
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