By Hilary Mantel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009
‘Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,’ says Thomas More, ‘and when you come back that night he’ll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks’ tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.’Tweet
Such an intense and powerful novel, dense and intricate, yet still so interesting.
Excellent, highly recommended
This book is narrated by Thomas Cromwell and reveals the Tudor world of Henry VIII. It really helps the reader understand the complicated, brutal world of Tudor politics and how issues like class and birth play such an important part in the destiny of individuals. This book is a great read for anyone interested in Tudor history, as it puts the meat on the bones of the events of this period, even though one must remember it is a work of fiction.
This is a superb read, innovatively written and rich with palace intrigue. Fans of Henry VIII and The Tudors will not be disappointed!