Which is the best Maggie O’Farrell book?

What should I read if I liked Hamnet?

  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
  • King of Shadows by Susan Cooper.
  • Little by Edward Carey.
  • A Mercy by Toni Morrison.
  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
  • Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt.

How historically accurate is the novel Hamnet?

Historical Notes: – Even before Hamnet is born, his mother and mother in law are painfully aware that he might die young. Sadly this is very historically accurate. Infant mortality rates were high in Elizabethan England.

What sort of books does Maggie O’Farrell write?

Maggie O’Farrell FRSL
Genrefiction, historical fiction
Notable worksAfter You’d Gone (2000); The Hand That First Held Mine (2010); Hamnet (2020); The Marriage Portrait (2022)
SpouseWilliam Sutcliffe
Children3

Are Hamnet and Hamnet and Judith the same book?

M.S. Clements Hamnet and Judith appears to be the title used by Penguin Random House in Canada. It is quite common for publishers to change titles in different areas. It appears it is the same book, although in the UK it is only referred to as Hamnet.

Did Shakespeare have a son called Hamlet?

Hamnet is named after William Shakespeare’s only son, who died aged 11 in 1596; a few years later, Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. According to Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt, the names Hamnet and Hamlet were entirely interchangeable at the time, and O’Farrell is interested in determining the connection.


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