Hamnet

Hamnet

Hardback original

Hardback (02 Apr 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'Immersive, at times shockingly intimate... ought to win prizes' Guardian
'A masterpiece. Historical fiction at its finest' Stacey Halls

TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.

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; 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.

About the Publisher

Tinder Press

Tinder Press

In 2013 Tinder Press was launched as Headline's literary imprint - a space where classy, intelligent writing that engages heart and mind can thrive. Stories to discover. Books to keep.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472223791
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Tinder Press
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 234
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 704g
Height: 163mm
Width: 414mm
Spine width: 33mm