Hilary Mantel - Photo by Sarah Lee
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- Wolf Hall 8,703 copies, 525 reviews
- Bring Up the Bodies 4,063 copies, 268 reviews
- Beyond Black 1,335 copies, 50 reviews
- A Place of Greater Safety 1,143 copies, 47 reviews
- Fludd 651 copies, 21 reviews
- The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories 554 copies, 51 reviews
- The Giant, O'Brien 406 copies, 18 reviews
- An Experiment in Love 397 copies, 9 reviews
- Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir 395 copies, 17 reviews
- A Change of Climate 385 copies, 9 reviews
- Eight Months on Ghazzah Street 299 copies, 6 reviews
- Vacant Possession 226 copies, 12 reviews
- Every Day Is Mother's Day 215 copies, 7 reviews
- Learning to Talk 52 copies, 2 reviews
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (Introduction, some editions) 5,688 copies, 124 reviews
- Angel (Introduction, some editions) 613 copies, 23 reviews
- The Fox in the Attic (Introduction, some editions) 318 copies, 7 reviews
- The Tortoise and the Hare (Introduction, some editions) 296 copies, 6 reviews
- The Long View (Introduction, some editions) 145 copies, 3 reviews
- The Wooden Shepherdess (Introduction, some editions) 132 copies, 3 reviews
- Literary Genius: 25 Classic Writers Who Define English & American… (Contributor) 66 copies, 1 review
- Wolf Hall [2015 mini-series] (Original book) 34 copies, 1 review
- Writers on Writing (Contributor) 25 copies
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'Wolf Hall' Sequel: Cromwell In All His Complexity
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Hilary Thompson was the eldest of three children in a Catholic English family of Irish descent. She took the surname of Mantel from her unofficial stepfather after her parents separated and she did not see her father again. After university, she worked as a social worker at a geriatric hospital and as a sales assistant in a department store. In 1972, she married Gerald McEwen, a geologist, and the couple later lived in Botswana and Saudi Arabia. She published a memoir of this time, "Someone to Disturb," in the London Review of Books. In her twenties, Hilary Mantel suffered from a debilitating and painful disorder originally considered a psychiatric illness, but eventually diagnosed as a severe form of endometriosis. Her first novel, Every Day is Mother's Day, was published in 1985. Returning to England, Hilary Mantel became the film critic of The Spectator and a reviewer for a number of newspapers and magazines in Britain and the USA.
Her long novel Wolf Hall, about Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim and has just been followed by a sequel, Bring Up the Bodies (2012).
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