Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: 25th Women’s Prize for Fiction

Drawing on Maggie O’Farrell’s long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare’s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley street, Stratford, and has three children: a daughter, Susanna, and then twins, Hamnet and Judith. The boy, Hamnet, dies in 1596, aged eleven. Four years or so later, the husband writes a play called Hamlet.

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It sounds like a fictionalised narrative of Agnes & Shakespeare’s life. I really need to prioritise this book now because the blurb is very intriguing. Almost seems like one can expect literary magic within the pages.


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