Wolf Hall

December 13, 2011|
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. The son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power, and is preparing to break some more. Rising from personal disaster - the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron - he picks his way deftly through a court where -man is wolf to man.' Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry's desires.

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, Wolf Hall re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

Heather's Review

I was a few pages into Wolf Hall and knew immediately I was reading something very special – the perfect Heather’s Pick. When the novel was nominated for the coveted Booker Prize, I kept my fingers crossed that it would get the nod. In fact, a few weeks ago, Wolf Hall emerged the 2009 Booker winner. And winner it is. Wolf Hall is ric...

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Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire. She was educated at a convent and later studied law. After ten years abroad in Africa and the Middle East, she returned to Britain in 1985 to make a career as a writer. She is working on her ninth novel.
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Title:Wolf HallFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:672 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.51 inShipping dimensions:672 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.51 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554687780

ISBN - 13:9781554687787

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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