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"A magnificent achievement: the scale of its vision and the fine stitching of its detail; the teeming canvas of characters; the style with its clipped but powerful immediacy; the wit, the poetry and the nuance."
? Sarah Dunant ()
Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire. She was educated at a convent and later studied law. After ten years abroad in Africa and the Middle East, she returned to Britain in 1985 to make a career as a writer. She is working on her ninth novel.
Deserves to be a classic. Should be read with its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies.Published 1 month ago by boismagique
Although it took me a few tries to get into this novel due to its stylistic choices, once I did, I couldn't put it down. The characters are rich, vivid and strategic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joanna
Love this book on Henry the VIII. Hard to get into it at the start but worth it.I really love her writing style.Published 4 months ago by karen bonnell
One of the best historical fiction novels I've ever read! Mantel is a brilliant & talented writer, never misses a beat. Compelling read!Published 6 months ago by Kath
I read this book when it first came out, and bought it now to re-read. It's a keeperPublished 6 months ago by Deborah M Rose
I stuck it to about a third of the book. I enjoyed the beginning an as I progressed I disliked it more and more (no pun intended) Rare for me to give up on a book but I did with... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Katy Andrews
Excellent book from a different point of view, exhaustively researched and well written.Published 12 months ago by Anne Martin