One of Britain’s greatest living novelists, Hilary Mantel published her first novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, in 1988. She is a two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, the final novel in her Cromwell sequence, titled The Mirror & the Light was published in March 2020.
Covering everything from Tudor biography to the Virgin Mary with precision, flair and wit, this collection of Hilary Mantel’s essays and reviews for the London Review of Books pulsates with originality and insight. Wide ranging and eloquent, Mantel Pieces s always profound and frequently provocative.
A stunningly produced hardback boxset of Hilary Mantel's magisterial Wolf Hall trilogy, this is the perfect adornment to any serious booklover's shelves. Immersive, engaging and thoroughly compelling, these three volumes on the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell form a formidable literary achievement which places Mantel head and shoulders above her contemporaries.
The Wolf Hall Trilogy in Order
Hilary Mantel: The Waterstones Interview - The Wolf Hall Trilogy
As the Wolf Hall trilogy reaches its epic conclusion with The Mirror and the Light we sat down with Hilary Mantel to talk about how the series began, how the books have been influenced by their adaptations and how she feels now that the final book is making its way into reader's hands.
Other Novels by Hilary Mantel
Other Books by Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel worked as a social worker and journalist, living for some time in Botswana and Saudi Arabia, before she published her first novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, in 1988. Her early work garnered numerous awards including Fludd which won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, the Cheltenham Prize and the Southern Arts Literature Prize and A Place of Greater Safety, an epic story of the French revolution which won the Sunday Express Book of the Year award.
In the early 2000’s Mantel received great acclaim for her experimental biography, Giving Up the Ghost and the haunting psychological novel Beyond Black which was shortlisted for a 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize and for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She achieved worldwide fame with her sequence about the life of Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, with the two volumes both winning The Booker Prize in 2009 and 2012. Wolf Hall also received the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award and 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. In 2014, she caused a furore with her provocatively titled collection, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. The final novel in her Cromwell sequence, titled The Mirror & the Light was published in March 2020.
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