Cat Walker

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Cat Walker was born and raised in the sunny seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

She is a grown up eternal student, with many and various jobs under her belt, and a passion for travel which has seen her wandering the globe in search of the truth.

The Scoop is her debut novel.

Cat Walker is not having a mid-life crisis!

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The Scoop

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" Hamnet is a beautiful and haunting eulogy, not only to the boy himself, but to Will Shakespeare and Agnes, their family and the time they lived in. To ...more "
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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
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The novels which helped me find a path through the writing of ‘Hamnet’ were ‘The Sisters Brother’ by Patrick deWitt and ‘The Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys. The former because it is a work a genius - historical fiction which wears its history so lightly and deftly. The latter because it lights up the dark and unseen places in a story we think we already know. Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoy the book, the paperback edition is out on 5/18: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57426099-hamnet
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The novels which helped me find a path through the writing of ‘Hamnet’ were ‘The Sisters Brother’ by Patrick deWitt and ‘The Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys. The former because it is a work a genius - historical fiction which wears its history so lightly and deftly. The latter because it lights up the dark and unseen places in a story we think we already know. Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoy the book, the paperback edition is out on 5/18: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57426099-hamnet
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How were they to know that Hamnet was the pin holding them together? That without him they would all fragment and fall apart, like a cup shattered on the floor?
I was trying, here, to imagine how a family feels when one of its members passes away, how the construction of the unit must feel so different, how it would need to adapt and heal.
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She, like all mothers, constantly casts out her thoughts, like fishing lines, towards her children, reminding herself of where they are, what they are doing, how they fare.
I do this all the time, whenever my children aren’t directly under my eye. It’s a constant tabulation, not just on their whereabouts, but how they are in themselves, what they might be up to. It gets more abstract as they become teenagers, when you just have to hope they are where they said they would be, doing what they told you they were doing…
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Anyone, Eliza is thinking, who describes dying as “slipping away” or “peaceful” has never witnessed it happen. Death is violent, death is a struggle. The body clings to life, as ivy to a wall, and will not easily let go, will not surrender its grip without a fight.
It was painful to write these words, even harder to construct the death scene. I found I couldn’t write these pages in the house, where my own children live. It felt too dangerous, as if I was inviting some terrible hex upon us. So I wrote them outside, in a dilapidated potting shed, with my laptop on my knee. I worked in fifteen-minute bursts, and then had to take a walk around the garden for a while, before I was ready to go on.
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