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Hamnet

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (or, Hamnet and Judith in some markets) is one of books in recent memory that I’ve been genuinely really excited to read. After reading Bill Bryson’s wonderful (non-fiction) biography of Shakespeare, I’ve been interested in reading more historical fiction about the famous Bard, but haven’t found much to catch my eye. …

              

The Tragedy of Arthur

Phillip’s tale is a faux-memoir, presented as an “introduction” to a newly uncovered work of Shakespeare’s, titled “The Tragedy of Arthur,” followed by a hundred pages or so which comprise the actual text of the play in question. The provenance of the fictional work, though, was that it had been given to Arthur Phillips (the …