Hamnet – Signed Copy

Maggie O'Farrell

ISBN: 9781472223791

£20.00

Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive First Edition hardback copy of Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Hand signed by Maggie O’Farrell to the preliminary page

Signed at the publisher

This Independent Bookshop Edition includes:

  • Signed and numbered preliminary page with authors note to readers
  • Edition limited to 1500 copies

 

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Description

Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive First Edition

A stunning new departure for Maggie O’Farrell’s fiction, Hamnet is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare’s most famous play.

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.

Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; a flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker’s son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing
Published 31/03/2020
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