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Maggie O’Farrell – The Story of Hamnet

Maggie O’Farrell in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

58 mins watch time

Posted April 2021

History, Art and Culture

‘The story of Hamnet Shakespeare has been waiting in the shadows for over four hundred years. Maggie O’Farrell brings it dazzlingly, devastatingly, into the light’ (Kamila Shamsie).

The winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 and a Sunday Times bestseller, Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet 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.