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WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
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.
‘Immersive, at times shockingly intimate… ought to win prizes’ – Guardian
‘A thing of shimmering wonder’ – David Mitchell