We hope you can join us to hear Maggie OFarrell talk about her extraordinary new book. Hamnet reveals for the first time in fiction the story of heart-breaking loss which inspired Shakespeares most celebrated play.On a summers day in 1596, 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 is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright.It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten.Inspired by this epic historical novel we are offering Elizabethan/Shakespearean inspired refreshments and nibbles on the night.