The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (Paperback)
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 21/05/2015
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A brilliant - and rather transgressive - collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Including a new story The School of English. Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday facades. Childhood cruelty is played out behind the bushes in 'Comma'; nurses clash in 'Harley Street' over something more than professional differences; and in the title story, staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting game. Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road in Greece, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit. Displaying all of Mantel's unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007580996

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“Thoroughly enjoyable ”

I am not usually a fan of short stories but as I enjoyed her other books I decided to give this a chance. I am glad I did. Although it is difficult to form attachments to characters each story is wonderfully written... More

Hardback edition
22nd February 2015
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher is a collection of short stories by Hilary Mantel and was published by Fourth Estate on 25 September 2014. There are ten stories in total, written between 1993 and 2014 and all... More

Hardback edition
2nd April 2015
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“A book to dip into time and time again”

I have to admit that I have never been a fan of Hilary Mantel, or indeed any Booker Prize winner. I find them too wordy, and simply not readable. I am also not a great fan of short story collections, preferring... More

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23rd February 2015
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