Wee Three Indies presents Maggie O'Farrell: Hamnet
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About The Event
(This event will take place on Zoom. Ticket holders will receive the event link the day before.)
To celebrate the release of Hamnet in paperback, bestselling, critically acclaimed author Maggie O'Farrell joins Wee Three Indies for an evening of Elizabethan splendour.
Maggie will be talking to us about the inspiration behind the book, it's coincidental backdrop of The Plague, and her first full foray into writing historical fiction. There will also be a reading from the book, as well as the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the event.
More about the book:
WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION.
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.
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