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Thomas Cromwell

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annis
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Post by annis » Sat November 1st, 2008, 12:12 am

I've just caught up with the news that Hilary Mantel has a new book in the works called "Wolf Hall", due out May 2009.
It's set in the Tudor period and its subject is Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chief minister from 1532 to 1540, so ably portrayed by C.J. Sansom in his "Matthew Shardlake" series.

A couple of excerpts from "Wolf Hall" have been published in the "New York Review of Books", attracting much favourable comment.

I really enjoyed the versatile Mantel's novel about the French Revolution "A Place of Greater Safety", so I'll be looking forward to her new historical novel.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat November 1st, 2008, 12:16 am

Cool. Looking forward to this one; thanks for posting! I still need to read A Place of Greater Safety--I tried it at a time when I had too much else going on to give it proper attention.
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Post by Amanda » Sat November 1st, 2008, 12:57 am

Yep...I put Wolf Hall on the wishlist as soon as I read about it...somewhere. Did not know she had written a French Rev one! Will have to look into that!

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Post by Madeleine » Sat November 1st, 2008, 3:44 pm

Sounds good - I quite liked the guy who played him in "The Tudors".

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Post by Leo62 » Sat December 6th, 2008, 9:38 pm

[quote=""annis""]I've just caught up with the news that Hilary Mantel has a new book in the works called "Wolf Hall", due out May 2009.
It's set in the Tudor period and its subject is Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chief minister from 1532 to 1540, so ably portrayed by C.J. Sansom in his "Matthew Shardlake" series.

A couple of excerpts from "Wolf Hall" have been published in the "New York Review of Books", attracting much favourable comment.

I really enjoyed the versatile Mantel's novel about the French Revolution "A Place of Greater Safety", so I'll be looking forward to her new historical novel.[/quote]
wow fantastic :D I really like Hilary Mantel & will be great to read her take on TC - thanks for the heads-up :)

ETA - "A place of greater safety" is great - manages to be a truly epic historical novel without battles and sh*t ;)

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