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Maggie O'Farrell (1) (1972–)

Autor(a) de Hamnet

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About the Author

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of several novels including After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Instructions for a Heatwave, and This Must Be the Place. She received a Somerset Maugham Award for The Distance Between Us and the 2010 Costa Novel Award for The Hand mostrar mais That First Held Mine. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet (2020) 4,434 exemplares
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (2006) 3,053 exemplares
The Marriage Portrait (2022) 1,697 exemplares
After You'd Gone (2000) 1,274 exemplares
The Hand That First Held Mine (2010) 1,151 exemplares
Instructions for a Heatwave (2013) 1,077 exemplares
This Must Be the Place (2016) 892 exemplares
My Lover's Lover (2002) 538 exemplares
The Distance Between Us (2004) 523 exemplares
Where Snow Angels Go (2020) 35 exemplares
The Boy Who Lost His Spark (2022) 5 exemplares

Associated Works

The Yellow Wallpaper - story (1892) — Introdução, algumas edições3,222 exemplares
Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições721 exemplares
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuidor — 280 exemplares
The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings (2009) — Introdução — 134 exemplares
Granta 145: Ghosts (2018) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods (2011) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
New Writing 13 (2005) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
A Day in the Life (2003) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels (2010) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
O'Farrell, Maggie
Data de nascimento
1972-05-27
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK (Northern Ireland)
País (no mapa)
Northern Ireland, UK
Local de nascimento
Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
Locais de residência
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Wales, UK
Hong Kong
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Educação
New Hall, University of Cambridge (BA|1993)
Ocupações
Author
novelist
creative writing teacher
Relações
Sutcliffe, William (husband)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Waterstones 25 Authors for the Future (2007)
Women´s Price for Fiction (2020)

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Maggie O'Farrell is the author of several novels including After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Instructions for a Heatwave, and This Must Be the Place. She received a Somerset Maugham Award for The Distance Between Us and the 2010 Costa Novel Award for The Hand That First Held Mine. (Bowker Author Biography)

From The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

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Abcdarian | 85 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
Beautiful writing that really brings the setting (place and time) to life. I loved that aspect of it.

I'm a genre reader. This book doesn't do it for me in terms of plot or character. And the ending hit me wrong, and now I'm angry at the whole book.
 
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caaleros | 85 outras críticas | May 17, 2024 |
From the 4 plus star rating all I can figure is that there are two different versions of this book. One is the 'luminous portrait of a marriage' promised by the blurb on the inside covers and the other is the overwrought novel of idle speculation I was unlucky enough to borrow from the library.
 
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wandaly | 233 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |
This prize winning novel is a fictional retelling of the short life and death of William Shakespeare's only son. It contains two time tracks, starting with Hamnet's illness and death, with alternating chapters going back to his parents' marriage. For much of the novel, Hamnet's mother, here called Agnes (Anne) Hathaway is the dominant character, a semi-magical white witch character (for which there is no historical evidence). But the last third of the novel follows on from the young boy's death from plague, centring on his parents' contrasting reactions to his passing, expressing their grief in very different ways, Agnes by being unable to move or carry on with her day to day life, William by returning to London and throwing himself into his dramatic work. The other two Shakespeare children, Judith, Hamnet's identical twin, and the elder daughter Susannah, also come across clearly with distinct characters. The author's writing style is very evocative of the sights, sounds and smells of Elizabethan Stratford and (in brief at the end) London. I greatly enjoyed the novel, though I thought the descriptions of grief, while very evocative, were perhaps a little overdone, and was initially slightly confused by the rapidly changing timestreams. The close connection of the names of Shakespeare's only son and his most famous play, crucial to the novel's ending here, is not accepted by all historians, though. A powerful novel.… (mais)
½
 
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john257hopper | 233 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
15
Also by
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Membros
15,699
Popularidade
#1,448
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
860
ISBN
378
Línguas
19
Marcado como favorito
13

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