WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

 

'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.

Maggie O'Farrell - Hamnet

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