Mantel, Hilary

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A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing

Warm, human, unfailingly engaging, this lovely collection should appeal widely. As usual, she writes like a dream.

Learning To Talk: Stories

A highly recommended collection quietly probing our deep, everyday sorrows.

The Mirror & the Light

Mantel has no equal in historical fiction at setting a scene, telling a compelling story, and delineating vibrant characters. Libraries won’t be able to keep this book on the shelves. [See “Seasonal Selections,” LJ 2/20.]

Wolf Hall


Bring Up the Bodies

Historical fiction lovers and also those who enjoy history and biography will be greatly satisfied. ["Mantel is a consummate setter of scenes: descriptions of stunning poetry are embedded amid savagery and earthiness. The historical novel does not come any better than this," read the review of the John Macrae Bk: Holt hc, LJ Xpress Reviews 4/20/12.—Ed.]

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