ningerbil wrote in 50bookchallenge

Book 5- Hamnet

5. Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell. This was the February pick for the book club I'm in. I finished it pretty quickly, it was hard to put down. It's a historical fiction take on Shakespeare's family, with the focus mostly on Shakespeare, his wife and his children, mostly Hamnet. Hamnet died at age 11, possibly of the plague, but little is known about him beyond that. The views from wife Agnes were especially fascinating. The time jumps were a bit disconcerting, especially at first, but that's my only nit. The story skillfully weaves historical fact, speculation and setting into an enjoyable tale. 

Currently reading: To Live Woke, by Rupert Nacoste. 


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