Hilary Mantel - Photo by Sarah Lee
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- Wolf Hall 8,478 copies, 521 reviews
- Bring Up the Bodies 3,937 copies, 266 reviews
- Beyond Black 1,319 copies, 50 reviews
- A Place of Greater Safety 1,113 copies, 46 reviews
- Fludd 629 copies, 19 reviews
- The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories 520 copies, 50 reviews
- The Giant, O'Brien 395 copies, 17 reviews
- An Experiment in Love 395 copies, 9 reviews
- A Change of Climate 383 copies, 8 reviews
- Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir 379 copies, 17 reviews
- Eight Months on Ghazzah Street 290 copies, 6 reviews
- Vacant Possession 220 copies, 12 reviews
- Every Day Is Mother's Day 212 copies, 7 reviews
- Learning to Talk 52 copies, 2 reviews
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (Introduction, some editions) 5,595 copies, 124 reviews
- Angel (Introduction, some editions) 592 copies, 23 reviews
- The Fox in the Attic (Introduction, some editions) 308 copies, 7 reviews
- The Tortoise and the Hare (Introduction, some editions) 292 copies, 6 reviews
- The Long View (Introduction, some editions) 140 copies, 3 reviews
- The Wooden Shepherdess (Introduction, some editions) 130 copies, 3 reviews
- Literary Genius: 25 Classic Writers Who Define English & American… (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
- Wolf Hall [2015 mini-series] (Original book) 30 copies, 1 review
- Writers on Writing (Contributor) 24 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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