Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Books and Laundry: Hamnet

by Maggie O'Farrell
Historical, England, Shakespeare | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

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.

First sentence(s):
A boy is coming down a flight of stairs.

1 comment:

  1. Intriguing premise. Love stories about Shakespeare or his plays.


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