by Hilary Mantel. Mantel’s memoir published in 2003. It is not for the feint of heart. Disturbing. Painful. Mesmerizing. Her life filled with physical and metaphysical challenges. The writing. As always. Sublime. It gives context to the Wolf Hall Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Spirits and souls.
by Hilary Mantel. The last of Mantel’s trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. Wolf Hall, the first was the best. I’d even suggest reading it again or for the first time before reading this last. Bring Up the Bodies is the second and a disappointment, not as tightly written or compelling as Wolf Hall. They both won Booker Prize, but I didn’t agree with the second. Anyway. This one is a sturdy dense long story. It captivates at times yet meanders at others, delving into the inner thoughts and complexities of the… Read more The Mirror & The Light →