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Hilary Mantel is the author of Wolf Hall, winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Fludd, Every Day Is Mother's Day, Vacant Possession, and Beyond Black, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she reviews for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. She lives in England.
Simon Slater is the narrator of Hilary Mantel's bestselling book Wolf Hall, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award. Slater's film credits include Dealers, Iron Lady, Hornblower and Entrapment. His work as a theatrical actor includes a five-year run in the musical Mamma Mia! as Sam Charmichael, as well as Forbidden Broadway (Fortune), Waiting for Godot, and Wind in the Willows (Nuffield Southampton). Slater has made guest appearances in many TV series, including Heartbeat, Birds of a Feather, Doctor Who, Inspector Morse, Lovejoy, Monarch of the Glen and Where the Heart Is. Slater has also appeared in the Theatre Royal In Winchester playing Captain Hook in a performance of Peter Pan during the Christmas season of 2010/2011.
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 2 months ago by Katy Andrews
Excellent book from a different point of view, exhaustively researched and well written.Published 5 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 5 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 7 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 12 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 13 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.