Hardback Hamnet / Maggie O'Farrell
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tinder Press, 2020
ISBN: 1472223799 9781472223791
Control number 1472223799
On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a 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 one of the children will not survive the week.
Historical fiction, lcsh
Up to now I had not ventured into the wonderful world of Maggie O'Farrell....how remiss! This is a beautiful novel, splendidly wrought characters, great tone and pace to the narrative. Imaginatively told; an absolute joy!
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline Review
277 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
Reading Group Review: a well told story which highlights several worrying social ills of the past. P