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  • ISBN: 9780735280182
  • ISBN: 0735280185
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource
  • Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2020.

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Summary, etc.: "A story about the death of a child and the birth of a masterpiece in 16th century England, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing, heart-wrenching, impossible to put down--historical fiction at its finest. On a summer's day in 1596, Judith, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon, takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week. Hamnet & Judith is a novel inspired by the children of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; a flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it 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."--
Subject: Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616 -- Fiction
Shakespeare, Hamnet -- 1585-1596 -- Fiction
Shakespeare, Hamnet -- 1585-1596
Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616
Genre/Form: Electronic books.

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