ISBN: 1984898876
EAN13: 9781984898876
Language: English
Release Date: May 18, 2021
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Of 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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   Shakespeare's family
This book was so beautifully written. It allowed me into a part of Shakespeare's life, that while mostly imagined by the author, felt so real to me, that it was hard to believe that everything wasn't based on fact. It's not often I am moved to tears by a book, but the pain of the loss of this child, Hamnet, by his parents, most especially his mother, and by his siblings, by his twin in particular, brought me to my knees. This book is so poignant and the feelings it evoked in me will undoubtedly last a long time.
   Hamnet,son of Hamlet
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