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|Number of Pages||608 Pages|
|Publication Year||2012 May|
|Awards||The Man Booker Prize Winner for Fiction|
|Authored By||Hilary Mantel|
Hilary Mantel was born in northern Derbyshire in 1952. She was educated at a convent school in Cheshire and went on to the LSE and Sheffield University, where she studied law. After university she was briefly a social worker in a geriatric hospital, and much later used her experiences in her novels ...View More
Hilary Mantel was born in northern Derbyshire in 1952. She was educated at a convent school in Cheshire and went on to the LSE and Sheffield University, where she studied law. After university she was briefly a social worker in a geriatric hospital, and much later used her experiences in her novels Every Day is Mother's Day and Vacant Possession. In 1977 she went to live in Botswana with her husband, then a geologist. In 1982 they moved on to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, where she would set her third novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. Her first novel was published in 1985, and she returned to the UK the following year. In 1987 she was awarded the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for travel writing, and became the film critic of the Spectator. Her fourth novel, Fludd, was awarded the Cheltenham Festival Prize, the Southern Arts Literature Prize, and the Winifred Holtby Prize. Her fifth novel, A Place of Greater Safety, won the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. A Change of Climate, published in 1993, is the story of an East Anglian family, former missionaries, torn apart by conflicts generated in Southern Africa in the early years of Apartheid. An Experiment in Love published in 1995, is a story about childhood and university life, set in London in 1970. It was awarded the Hawthornden Prize. Beyond Black was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She reviews widely for a range of newspapers and magazines, and is working on two new novels, one contemporary and one set in the late 18th century. Hilary Mantel is one of our most important living writers. She is the author of twelve books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Giving Up the Ghost, Beyond Black, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize, and Wolf Hall, which won the 2009 Man Booker Prize.
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Jul 23, 2012
Perfect sequelreview If there ever was a sequel, this is it. It draws heavily form the prequel (even tiny details you thought inconsequential and irritating then), maintains the tone style pace and form, and yet maintains an identity enough to capture and make the new reader (unknown to the prequel) comfortable.
Nov 14, 2012
WONDERFUL READONE OF THE FINEST BOOK READ.....writing style is pacy, wonderful, highly recommended to all, really people should read books of this kind rather than junk Rs. 100 literature. THINK THIS KIND OF BOOKS SHOULD BE PROPAGATED. THANKS TO FLIPKART TO MAKING THIS BOOK AVAILABLE
Dec 11, 2013
Amazing!!you just simply cannot miss this masterpiece!! Its well written and most of all makes you feel every part of the story as if you are actually witnessing the events. You would not want to miss this one.
Aug 30, 2013
Worth every penny...Read this!! "We think time cannot touch the dead, but it touches their monuments, leaving them snub-nosed and stub-fingered from the accidents and attrition of time." This novel is based on Thomas Cromwell, It delves into the times and character of Thomas Cromwell and those associated with him during the reign of Henry VIII and set in 1500 AD. Read the first 50 pages and then comeback to get an insight into all characters as elaborated in the "cast of characters" prelude if you are unaware of the settings of bygone British (London) history. Gripping and compelling...from the start..till you f… (Expand)