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Hamnet

Hamnet

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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare's life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you. --The Boston Globe

England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor--penniless and bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family's land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 05/18/2021
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.15w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9781984898876

About the Author
Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, Maggie O'Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland. She is the author of eight novels: After You'd Gone (winner of the Betty Trask Award); My Lover's Lover; The Distance Between Us (recipient of a Somerset Maugham Award); The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox; The Hand That First Held Mine (winner of the Costa Book Award); Instructions for a Heatwave; This Must Be the Place; and Hamnet, which won the Women's Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also written a memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am Seventeen Brushes with Death, and a picture book for children, Where Snow Angels Go. She lives in Edinburgh.

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