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The Right Not to Finish

I hereby invoke my right not to finish a book.

I hadn’t come across Daniel Pennac’s Rights of the Reader until Gretchen Rubin mentioned it on her… 256 more words


Reading History: "Bring Up The Bodies" (by Hilary Mantel)

Bring Up The Bodies begins almost immediately after the events of Wolf Hall, with Thomas Cromwell orchestrating the precipitous downfall of Anne Boleyn and the meteoric rise of the blushing Jane Seymour.   788 more words

Historical Fiction

Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

This morning I finished reading Bring Up the Bodies, in which Thomas Cromwell has to make friends with all of his enemies, in order to get King Henry XVIII what he wants – Anne Boleyn gone and Jane Seymour in her place. 728 more words


Wolf Hall

A couple months ago I saw a striking advertisement in the New Yorker for the Masterpiece series based off of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. The ad struck a chord in me and my interest was piqued. 229 more words


Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Title: Bring Up the Bodies
Author: Hilary Mantel
Series: Thomas Cromwell Trilogy (book 2)
Source: Library Copy
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

Book two of the Thomas Cromwell series picks up not to long where book 1 left us. 495 more words


Wolf Hall (Mantel)

I am generally reluctant to try historical fiction in part because I don’t really I understand the genre. (I don’t understand genre, in general.) I mean, aren’t all novels set in a certain period of time? 243 more words


Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (2012)

Looking back, it seems that Hilary Mantel’s Tudor epics have served as substantial bookends to my six years at Bristol University.  When I started my part-time English Literature degree in 2009, the last book I chose to read for pleasure before being overwhelmed by required syllabus reading was… 62 more words