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WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION – THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED AN POST BOOK AWARDS IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR
"This literary historical novel is set in 16th century England and is a rich imagining of the lives of William Shakespeare’s family, at the time he and his wife Agnes lost their beloved child Hamnet to the plague.
The world O’Farrell creates is immersive and captivating and the book is an eloquent meditation on grief and loss. It is also an intimate portrait of a marriage and a fascinating window into the lives of women at this time. This is a book to lose yourself in, lyrical and unusual, and is a poetic backstory to one of the world’s greatest plays."
‘Richly sensuous… something special’ The Sunday Times
‘A thing of shimmering wonder’ David Mitchell