SOCIAL SUPPORT – Bookworms
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For lovers of the written word, join us on the 2nd Friday of the month for a discussion on the group’s latest chosen read. For the first meet, come with your top picks for the group to explore and decide on a list. Participation can be casual, and you can find out the titles of the month’s read by giving us a call.
In March we will be reviewing Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.
Drawing on Maggie O’Farrell’s long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare’s most enigmatic play, Hamnet is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child.
Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley street, Stratford, and has three children: a daughter, Susanna, and then twins, Hamnet and Judith. The boy, Hamnet, dies in 1596, aged eleven. Four years or so later, the husband writes a play called Hamlet.
Award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell’s new novel breathes full-blooded life into the story of a loss usually consigned to literary footnotes, and provides an unforgettable vindication of Agnes, a woman intriguingly absent from history.
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COST: $8 (includes cost of book and postage)