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February 22 - 11:00 am-12:00 pm

This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell. Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove.

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.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 22 February
Time: 11.00am
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: $10 includes coffee & tea


This event is only for Members and their guests.
Please register via the form below, and indicate whether you would like a reservation for lunch afterwards.

Book Club 22 February


February 22
11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Carabella Room


Sylwia Kaminska
02 9017 0139