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Books by Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall, a Change of Climate, Every Day Is Mother's Day, Beyond Black, Vacant Possession, Fludd

  • Title: Books by Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall, a Change of Climate, Every Day Is Mother's Day, Beyond Black, Vacant Possession, Fludd
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  • ISBN: 9781158264452
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Books by Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall a Change of Climate Every Day Is Mother s Day Beyond Black Vacant Possession Fludd This is nonfiction commentary Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher s book club where you can select from than a million books without charge Chapters Wolf Hall a Change of Clima

    This is nonfiction commentary Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher s book club where you can select from than a million books without charge Chapters Wolf Hall, a Change of Climate, Every Day Is Mother s Day, Beyond Black, Vacant Possession, Fludd, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street Source Free updates online Not illustrated ExcerptThis is nonfiction commentary Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher s book club where you can select from than a million books without charge Chapters Wolf Hall, a Change of Climate, Every Day Is Mother s Day, Beyond Black, Vacant Possession, Fludd, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street Source Free updates online Not illustrated Excerpt Wolf Hall 2009 is a novel by English author Hilary Mantel, published by Fourth Estate It won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award Set in the 1520s and 1530s, the novel is about the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor court of King Henry VIII Born to a lower class family of no position or name, Cromwell first became the right hand of Cardinal Wolsey, and then, after Wolsey s fall from grace, the chief minister to Henry VIII In that role, he oversaw the break with Rome, the dissolution of the monasteries, and Henry s marriage to Anne Boleyn He was widely hated in his lifetime, and historical and literary accounts in the subsequent centuries have not been kind to Cromwell in Robert Bolt s A Man for All Seasons, for example, he is portrayed as the calculating, unprincipled opposite of Thomas More s honour and rectitude Mantel s novel offers a corrective to that impression, an intimate and rounded portrait of Cromwell and the political machinations of Henry s court Mantel spent five years researching and writing the book, and the trickiest part, she said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, was trying to match her version to the historical record To avoid contradicting history, she created a card catalogue, organized alphabetically by character, with each card containing notes showing where a particular historical figure was on relevant dates You really need to know, where is the Duke of Suffolk at the moment You can t have him in London if he s supposed to be somewhere else, she expMore http booksllc id 2282503

    1 thought on “Books by Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall, a Change of Climate, Every Day Is Mother's Day, Beyond Black, Vacant Possession, Fludd

    1. Now I've finished "Wolf Hall", I feel as if I've been an insider, in the world of Henry VIII. I bought the book following a friend's recommendation. She said she found it so powerful that she couldn't read anything else for quite some time after she'd finished it. And certainly I've changed the view I previously held of Thomas Cromwell, whose mind we are in throughout the novel. Upon reading Hilary Mantel's account of this man, I admire him and can understand his role in relation to Henry, and h [...]

    2. It is an incredible pleasure to read a novel as dense and intelligent as Wolf Hall. I have been following Hilary Mantel since she first published Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, a brilliant portrayal of the constricted life of an English woman, residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia. All her protagonists are unusual in their time and place, intelligent outsiders, cognizant of life’s braiding of fate and choice, Thomas Cromwell perhaps most of all. However, if you like a fast paced book, thi [...]

    3. As usual Hilary Mantel did not let me down. Although as a contemporary novel it is totally different from her more famous historical books, the writing was just as accomplished and polished. There is little joy in the story and the reader is not allowed to relax and believe all will be ok in the end. It is more like real life, where those events which make us who we are eventually destroy us.

    4. As I said in my question Beyond Black is a riot of black humour. The characters are splendidly drawn and original.In different hands, this could have been a popular ghost story, read, enjoyed and forgotten. Hilary Mantel's story and its characters and sheer good writing should be remembered.

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