Monday, October 19, 2020


Stratford. Readers who enjoy historical fiction are those most likely to enjoy Maggie O’Farrell’s novel titled, Hamnet, based on the lives of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway in Stratford, England. The story focuses on Agnes (Anne) and the love and loss that define her life. O’Farrell’s prose helps place us in the time and place and in the context of the plague. With great skill, O’Farrell draws us into a portrait of marriage in the sixteenth century, and the ways in which an artist acquires inspiration to express in one’s work the most important things in life. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Hamnet from

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