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|Number of Pages||653 Pages|
|Awards||The Man Booker Prize Winner|
|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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Dec 11, 2012
TRUELY A WOLF AMONG SHEEP!!!It is very, very rarely seen in literature that a book comes out which entirely, suffiently and efficiently describes or attributes to its genre. WOLF HALL is such a work, such a book which contributes to its genre convincingly. WOLF HALL is like a WOLF howling among SHEEP.
Aug 13, 2012
Interesting readAn interesting insight into a period of Henry's reign, covering the period when he broke from the Roman Catholic Church. It covers the story of Thomas Cromwell - his rise from obscurity to a position where the highest noblemen in the land sought his favour, and the way he served the king, while furthering his own interests.
Aug 5, 2014
great read!very fascinating writing style and intricate detailing of characters are the USP of this book. Must red for fans of historic fictions. and flipkart thanks for amazing discount!!!
Dec 5, 2013
captivatedStrongly suggest you read.. Will never regret... just awesome.. One of the best I have read in recent times.
Jul 21, 2013
Only for those, who are interested in English history.Too complicated and written only for a very minuscule niche of readers, who are interested in the history of 16th century England, I found the book very very complicated and the first big disappointment as long as my choice of books are concerned. This book talks about Thomas Cromwell and his journey, but one needs a thorough understanding of England and it's mediaeval history to understand this work, and is quite insouciant towards those who don't have that. Read it only if you have any curiosity towards history of mediaeval England.
Apr 23, 2013
Boring to the core!By far, this is the most boring book I have ever read in my life. After it won the Man Booker Prize in 2009, I couldn’t hold myself up and went straight to a bookstore and bought it. I had great expectations from it, but I am sorry to say that the misery of having to read through this tome was unbearable.
Feb 18, 2013
Wonderful bookWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is a very good read. It follows the adventures of a lawyer in England 'Thomas Cromwell' and his rise in power to one of the important advisors of King Henry VIII and the role he plays in some of the drastic changes that the king makes to england.
Jan 31, 2013
So why is this book called Wolf Hall?Wolf Hall is the seat of a prominent family in the book. But their role is rather marginal in this book (very important in the second one though).
Dec 8, 2012
Not Just Another Tom-Tom.Plot:It describes an England of 16th century and the politics being played out between church,kings and Queens.The King wants to remarry but is being refused permission by Church.The plot is very beautifully , also the power struggles are well portrayed. There is definitely a lot of characters and plenty of them named "Tom" to spin your head.