Chosen from a very strong shortlist, this fantastic novel chronicling the life of Thomas Cromwell in the lead up to Henry VIII’s (first) divorce has already received huge acclaim from critics and readers alike, and comes very highly recommended by the Book Lounge.
“Wolf Hall succeeds on its own terms and then some, both as a non-frothy historical novel and as a display of Mantel’s extraordinary talent. Lyrically yet cleanly and tightly written, solidly imagined yet filled with spooky resonances, and very funny at times, it’s not like much else in contemporary British fiction. A sequel is apparently in the works, and it’s not the least of Mantel’s achievements that the reader finishes this 650-page book wanting more.“ The Guardian
Megan Wednesday, October 07, 2009