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Martin's Must Reads: 'Hamnet'

“In the 1580’s, a couple living on Henley Street, Stratford, had three children: Susanna, then Hamnet and Judith, who were twins. The boy, Hamnet, died in 1596, aged eleven. Four years or so later, the father wrote a play called Hamlet.”. I’m Betty Martin with "Martin’s Must Reads" and...
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'Hamnet' gives life to Shakespeare's little-known son

William Shakespeare had a son, Hamnet, who likely inspired one of his most famous plays and who died when he was 11 years old. Novelist Maggie O'Farrell was disappointed that more people weren't familiar with him, so she set out to fix that with her book, Hamnet. O'Farrell wanted to reimagine Hamnet's life, his death, and William Shakespeare's family life. But, she told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, she had a much harder time writing this book than she thought she would.
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‘Hamnet’ next selection for the Chetek Area Book Club

The Chetek Area Book Club will meet for an approximately hourlong discussion of “Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague” by Maggie O’Farrell at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, at Calhoun Memorial Library. Published in 2020, “Hamnet” is an award-winning work of historical fiction and Farrell’s eighth novel. Readers may...
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