A review by helenamajaw
Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell

emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


An emotional book around the family surrounding one of the most famous people in British history. Also gives a beautiful insight into what life could have been like during that time - the troubles and fleetingness of life. It was a bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got a bit further in I was captivated and crying my eyes out. A beautiful book about life, loss and family. 

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