Hamnet

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 - THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER

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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION - THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER 2021
'Richly sensuous... something special' The Sunday Times
'A thing of shimmering wonder' David Mitchell

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 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
31 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Vince around the world ,

Accurate but also interesting

Reading this novel put me into the times and places very well. There are some sections that get a bit fanciful but the story is strong and well written

becca mckinney ,

Emotional and beautiful

It puts a real spell on you. I didn’t fancy it from the blurb I thought it would be depressing. It was actually uplifting at parts and full of beautiful imagery, with evocative language. Spellbinding. I’m so glad I read it

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