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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.
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 1 month ago by Katy Andrews
Excellent book from a different point of view, exhaustively researched and well written.Published 4 months ago by Anne Martin
Truly outstanding. Completely compelling on every level. Don't let the size put you off, it is an absolute joy to read, from beginning to end. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S.D.Smith
A long hard slog, with interesting and illustrious material. Shines a strong light on the manners of the period, the philosophy and psychology of the royalties and their... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ray Guy
Will have lots to discuss at Thursdays book club season opener. Just have 200 pages more to goPublished 7 months ago by TRISH
I did not enjoy this book. I felt like I was plodding through the story and was forcing myself to read.Published 11 months ago by Connie Flett
Loved it. Thomas Cromwell is an exceptional and interesting person and we see the events of Henry VIII times through Cromwell's experiences - a refreshing change. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ora Wood
The story is quite deep for me, and so many characters.
I love history but I guess I need something a little lighter.