Hamnet | 21 | 2020 Countdown

Welcome to Day 4 of my 2020 Book Spotlight Countdown! For more information about this series, please read my introductory post here. Today, I’m celebrating Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell!

21st of 2020

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Hamnet tells the story of the family of (perhaps) the most famous writer of all time: Shakespeare. But make no mistake, this book is not about William Shakespeare. When young Hamnet dies of the plague, his twin sister, older sister, and mother are left to fend for themselves. This is a story of loss, of normal life, of stressful marriages, and of family. In O’Farrell’s work, we are introduced to the forgotten boy whose name was borrowed for what would become one of the world’s most well-known plays.

If you enjoyed The Miniaturist, or are a fan of Philippa Gregory, or you loved Wolf Hall, Hamnet is the book for you.

Find my review here.

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