Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

£8.99

The heart-rending winner of the Women’s Prize 2020

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9781472223821

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WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION – THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER’Richly sensuous… something special’ The Sunday Times’A thing of shimmering wonder’ David MitchellTWO 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 sudden 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 Hamnet will not survive the week. Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright: 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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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm