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Wolf Hall

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Wolf Hall

by Mantel,Hilary

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
0007230184
ISBN 13
9780007230181
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London: Fourth Estate, 2009. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in black cloth with gilt title lettering to spine in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has some modest rubbing and wear to the outer edges of the dust-jacket and there is one small 3mm closed tear to the top edge of the lower cover.Not price clipped with £18.99 showing to the inner flap,but likely 2nd issue wrapper with Booker 2009 Prize Strap Line featured to the front cover and also the spine.First Edition with '1' showing to the copyright page.This copy has no previous names or inscriptions present.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and with no leaning or rolling to spine.There is one liquid stain mark showing to the top edge of the book and the page edges are a little tanned or age toned.A decent copy of the first part of Mantel's Cromwell trilogy and a worthy winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize.Thick 8vo 653pp First Edition [2009]

Synopsis

Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England in July of 1952. Her novel, Wolf Hall was the winner of the Man Booker prize in 2009. Mantel is a former social worker and film critic who has written short stories, the memoir "Giving up the Ghost" and novels including 2005's "Beyond Black," which was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction.   In this novel, Wolf Hall, the book centers on the real-life figure of Cromwell, depicted as a ruthless but compelling figure straining against the certainties of his age. Mantel calls Cromwell the chief fixer and spin doctor as well as propagandist for one of the most eventful decades of English history, and the question driving the book is “How did he do it?” This tale of political intrigue is set during the reign of King Henry VIII and is a fabulous and intelligent retelling of a familiar story, with an unfamiliar angle.  

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On Jan 30 2014, a reader said:
I am not normally a fan of historical fiction, and it took me a while to get into this book. But once I did I was well and truly hooked. Within the historical narrative woven from the events and people with whom we may have become familiar from TV dramas and films about Henry VIII and the Tudors, Mantell gives Thomas Cromwell and other minor players a remarkable voice. By the time I got to the end of what is a lengthy and time-consuming book I was hungry for more. Thankfully, that is an appetite I can feed with the next instalment.

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Bookseller
Richard Thornton Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
79348
Title
Wolf Hall
Author
Mantel,Hilary
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0007230184
ISBN 13
9780007230181
Publisher
Fourth Estate
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2009
Keywords
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Size
8vo

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