What a dense and interesting book. I have learned so much. Want to read more about the French Revolution now.Published 8 months ago by Jean Clegg
My mistake was, after my enthusiastic reading of Wolf Hall, to order both Bring up the Bodies and A Place of Greater Safety. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Pop Powl
The copy of "A Place of Greater Safety" that I purchased was described as "used", but was much more dog-eared than I had expected. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David Matthews
I have just finished this book, so all of my retrospective observations are still a bit shaky. That said, I cannot yet criticize this novel successfully from any angle. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Emilie Lauren
Mantel's dark humor shines through in this marvelous, fully fleshed novel of the French Revolution. From the incredibly seductive Demoulins couple and the forceful Danton to the... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2001 by Clea Simon
This is one of the rare novels of historical fiction that completely captures the true spirit and essence of its subject. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2000 by Elizabeth N.
The idea of this novel is quite a good one; to depict the French Revolution from inside the private lives and thoughts of the revolutionaries. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2000 by Bernard C. Persson
This is quite likely ther greatest historical fiction ever written about the French Revolution.
It follows the careers of three of the revolution's architects - Georges... Read more