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Thu, Apr 22



Zoom - Book Club 'Outing' - Hamnet, Guardian Book Club with Maggie O-Farrell

We are off on a Book Club 'outing' to the Guardian Book Club

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Zoom - Book Club 'Outing' - Hamnet, Guardian Book Club with Maggie O-Farrell
Zoom - Book Club 'Outing' - Hamnet, Guardian Book Club with Maggie O-Farrell

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM



About the Event

We are going on an 'outing to the Guardian Book Club to hear Maggie O-Farrell discuss Hamnet, our April book. We will be using our Book Club £50 subsidy to subsidise our tickets. Kelly will book tickets on your behalf while tickets remain - THE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING A SUBSIDISED TICKET IS 26TH FEBRUARY. AFTER THIS, YOU CAN BOOK DIRECTLY TO ATTEND BUT NO SUBSIDY WILL APPLY. 

The cost of a ticket is £5.72. The £50 subsidy will be applied equally across all tickets confirmed so will be confirmed on 27th February. The total price of your ticket will be under this amount and Kelly will arrange to collect any balances from you separately.


Author Maggie O’Farrell will join us to talk about her Women’s Prize-winning novel, Hamnet, for our next Guardian Live Book Club.

O’Farrell’s “exceptionalaward-winning novel captures a Jacobean England haunted by a plague that tragically kills Hamnet, the only son of William Shakespeare. In reimagining the complex relationship between Hamnet’s parents as the 11-year-old’s condition worsens, O’Farrell captures one of the greatest agonies imaginable to a parent. Women’s Prize judge Martha Lane Fox said of the novel, “It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring.”

This event is part of our online Book Club series, in which The Guardian’s chief books writer, Lisa Allardice, talks to leading writers about their latest novels, creative process and isolation. They will also be answering your questions.

Running time: 60 minutes

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online.

We'll be meeting using Guardian's partner, BlueJeans to access the event. Once your ticket has been booked, you will received a link to login.  

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