Wolf Hall

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Product Number: CX493
Released: 01 Dec, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407442686
Narrator(s): Simon Slater
Publisher: W F Howes
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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion, suffering and courage. “Our most brilliant English writer.” GUARDIAN

Author(s): Hilary Mantel
Series: The Wolf Hall Trilogy Series No:1
Awards:Winner of the Man Book 2009; Winner of the Walter Scott Prize 2010
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2009

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Author(s): Hilary Mantel
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Product Number D620
Released: 01 Jan, 2010
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407452791
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Author(s): Hilary Mantel
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Released: 01 Apr, 2013
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471237942
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Author(s): Hilary Mantel
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Product Number WEB13322
Released: 30 Apr, 2009
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Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: #9780007322749

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"Winner of the Man Book 2009 Winner of the Walter Scott Prize 2010 The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky. 'Majestically conjures up an England in the throes of epic change... a Great British Novel.' THE OBSERVER 'A stunning book.' DIANA ATHILL"

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