Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Exhaustive examination of the circumstances surrounding Henry VIII's schism-inducing marriage to Anne Boleyn.Versatile British novelist Mantel (Giving Up the Ghost, 2006, etc.) forays into the saturated field of Tudor historicals to cover eight years (1527-35) of Henry's long, tumultuous reign. They're chronicled from the point of view of consummate courtier Thomas Cromwell, whose commentary on ... Read full review

Review: Wolf Hall

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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 opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - browneyed girl - Tesco

I bought 2 copies of this book for my daughter and myself. We'd both watched the television series but thought the book was much better - Hilary Mantel's mix of historical facts and fiction bought the period to life. I also bought the sequel Bring Up The Bodies which was equally as good. Read full review

Great Book

User Review  - Anonymous - Tesco

Its an Excellent Book. You will find the English a little strange as its "Old English" being used but once you read further you will get used to it and the Book Takes you back in time to re live the period. Excellent Highly recommend Read full review

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User Review  - Dippy Di - Tesco

One of the best books I have ever read, this one will stay in my book case along with the other classic reads, so much more than the TV adaptation. You may find it hard to get into but keep at it by ... Read full review

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Great read!

A very interesting historical read

User Review  - balayage - Tesco

I bought this to read before watching the series on the TV. I was absorbed in the plot from the beginning and found it hard to put down. Read full review

Exceptional read

User Review  - swimlikecrazy - Tesco

Amazing book.Wonderfully witty.Mantel paints a very vivid picture of this period of history.A book you dont want to put down and feel sad to finish. Read full review

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