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- Wolf Hall 5,795 copies, 387 reviews
- Bring Up the Bodies 1,891 copies, 151 reviews
- Beyond Black 1,091 copies, 42 reviews
- A Place of Greater Safety 753 copies, 29 reviews
- Fludd 478 copies, 10 reviews
- The giant, O'Brien 304 copies, 11 reviews
- An Experiment in Love 302 copies, 7 reviews
- A Change of Climate 276 copies, 6 reviews
- Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir 266 copies, 8 reviews
- Eight Months on Ghazzah Street 227 copies, 4 reviews
- Vacant Possession 166 copies, 11 reviews
- Every Day Is Mother's Day 152 copies, 7 reviews
- Learning to Talk 31 copies, 2 reviews
- The Mirror and the Light 8 copies
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Hilary Thompson was the eldest of three children in a Catholic English family of Irish descent. She took rhe 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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