NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - WINER OF THE NATIONAL BOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDOf all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare's life . here is a novel . so gorgeously written that it transports you. --The Boston Globe England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor--penniless and bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family's land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.
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Hamnet,son of Hamlet
Virginia K , Oct 13, 2022
This is a great read. Agnes,spouse of Hamlet is a strange young women of many talents who falls in love and marries the young Hamlet. In this historical fiction, the author , OFarrell , draws a very clear picture of the family life, and times in the years of the plague. I couldn’t put it down.95Bb
Recommended to buy: Yes