Wolf Hall (Paperback)

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Set in England as Henry VIII is trying to manipulate church and state in order to marry Anne Boleyn, this is hands down one of the best historical novels I've read. Mantel's breathtaking writing and exacting research show a changing society and the duplicitous and ambitious people who surround the King. Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. — Louise Jones

I loved this book as a contrast to the books written about Henry the Eighth and his wives. Taken from a different point of view; by a man, Thomas Cromwell, often vilified. This book is written in a voice that is totally realistic. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. — Maeve Noonan

One of my favorite books. A year after reading Wolf Hall, I still reminisce about Mantel's brilliantly realized characters as if I had known them personally.

— Northshire Staff

Thomas Cromwell, a blacksmith's son, spars with enemies, orchestrates the divorce of King Henry VIII, and to the chagrin of more established nobles, rises in power. His maneuverings, like those of a chess grand master, will keep you glue to the page. ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS!! — Cathy Taylor

December 2009 Indie Next List


“In Wolf Hall, Mantel offers a new view of the reign of Henry VIII: from inside the head of Thomas Cromwell, as he ponders ways to increase the size of Henry's exchequer and aid the king's efforts to get Anne Boleyn into his bed through the sanctity of marriage. Mantel exposes Cromwell's thoughts as he frets over his family, his friends, even his enemies. A brilliant novel that encapsulates the Tudor era in the lushest of evocative prose.”
— Kathy Ashton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT

Winter 2011 Reading Group List


“In Wolf Hall, Mantel offers a new view of the reign of Henry VIII from inside the head of Thomas Cromwell as he ponders ways to increase the size of Henry's exchequer and aid the king's efforts to get Anne Boleyn into his bed through the sanctity of marriage. Mantel exposes Cromwell's thoughts as he frets over his family, his friends, and even his enemies. This is a brilliant novel that encapsulates the Tudor era in the lush, evocative prose.”
— Kathy Ashton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT



Product Details
ISBN: 9780007351459
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
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