Sunday, May 23, 2021


 Mum used to write in her other blog about the movies she went to and the books she read, but Covid made her take a break.  Her book reading has slowed down a bit.  She finished this book this morning and she gave it a 5/5.  She could not wait to sit down to read it each night.

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell is the story about the son of William Shakespeare and his young life.  Focused mainly on his story and the story of his mother Agnes, his famous father is mostly absent.  There are some beautiful and tragically sad scenes in this book, and it has been some time since mum has enjoyed a book so much.


  1. Sounds interesting Poppy!x
    I've just Googled it for a quick review..
    And saw this..
    'Hamnet is a 2020 novel by Maggie O'Farrell.
    It is a fictional account of Shakespeare's son,
    Hamnet, who died at age 11 in 1596.
    It won the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction and the
    Fiction Prize at the 2020 National Book Critics
    Circle Awards'.
    The novel was included on 15 lists of the best
    books of 2020.

  2. That sounds like a really great book, Poppy. We are glad your mum enjoyed it so much. We will be sure to check it out!

  3. Glad your mum read a great book and shared it Poppy.

  4. One of several on my TBR list...Have a sweet day with your Mum!

  5. 5/5 is certainly a good recommendation. It’s on my list 😊

  6. I always followed what your mum read and saw on the other blog. I've been checking for a while but nothing new was added. I'm glad to know that she is still reading, even if at a slower pace.