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Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel is the author of nine previous novels, including A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. 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,... show more

Hilary Mantel is the author of nine previous novels, including A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. 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.
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Birth date: July 06, 1952
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Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 4 months ago
POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW (Spoilers for Little Women, not The Mirror and the Light. I know that sounds weird. Just go with it.) There's an episode of Friends where Rachel finds a copy of The Shinning in Joey's freezer. The discussion that follows leads to Joey reading Rachel's favorite b...
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runner rated it 5 months ago
Man booker prize winner! I sometimes wonder if I actually read the same book as all those 5 star reviews. So you may ask what is really the problem with this book and why is it that you either love or hate? For me the writing is just inaccessible, it is impossilbe to tell often who is actually speak...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 months ago
Mantel has won the Booker, twice, for the first two books in this trilogy and the odds of the final volume making it a trifecta are pretty good. If you know anything about the Tudor period, you know how Cromwell's story ends. If you don't, well why are you reading this? You could say that Mante...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 1 year ago
I finally finished my 4th of July rolls, and will be rolling again this morning, but I have to set down a few thoughts about this book. I'm not sure that I liked it quite as much as Wolf Hall, at least for the first 3/4, but holy cow, the last 75 pages or so was just amazing. Even though I know ho...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 2 years ago
I found this to be dense but rewarding writing, and just permeated with weariness and sadness. Not just because of how thoughtlessly mean Colette is about Alison, especially her weight (and Colette is truly unlikeable but well-written in that way)- but how being connected to the Spirit realm, as ima...
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