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Long Live the King!

On this day in 1977, the undisputed king of rock ‘n’ roll was found to have abdicated while yet on the throne. Sad times. But, in the one respect in which monarchy passes the Turing test, it is self-replicating. 656 more words

History

What-I-Read Wednesday: Wolf Hall + Bring Up The Bodies

I am a huge history fan, and so I knew I would simply have to review Mantel’s work when I finally got hold of the Wolf Hall series! 330 more words

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Locavore

I enjoy over thinking the latest (or latest I can be bothered with catching up with) in genre fiction from Hollywood as much as anyone. So… 374 more words

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klib: The Man Booker Prize Special Week

The 2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist is out! And while we wait for the winners to be announced, this week is dedicated to some of the Man Booker stars of the previous years. 1,226 more words

Social Library

Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies

★★★★

“You can be merry with the king, you can share a joke with him. But as Thomas More used to say, it’s like sporting with a tamed lion. 

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Book Review

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies is the second instalment in Hilary Mantel’s trilogy about Thomas Cromwell’s life. It follows on from Wolf Hall, and will be succeeded by… 1,000 more words

Books

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

The first time I read Wolf Hall I found myself continually distracted as I compared it to Dorothy Sayers’ Gaudy Night. Perhaps that’s an odd comparison: a historical biographical novel against an academic murder mystery, but Mantel’s subtlety of prose and use of irony kept me thinking over and over about Sayers. 1,678 more words

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