The finest novel to date from one of the country’s most accomplished writers
The hyperbole is already flowing for Hamnet, and rightly so. It gave us the sort of frissons we had when first reading Wolf Hall. Yes, it really is up there with the truly great. Utterly transporting, the author takes us into the world of the young Shakespeare and his wife, his children, his home and hearth. This is the story of how his son lived and died and how the play we know as Hamlet came to be. That and so much more.