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Thomas Cromwell - anything like Mark Rylance?

So farewell Wolf Hall (until Hilary Mantel finishes the third part of the Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies trilogy ‘The Mirror and the Light’ 551 more words


Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies

“Beneath every history, another history.”

In college, one of my professors informed us that the reason we continue to be so fascinated by the Tudor period is that the Tudors, themselves, were interesting people. 555 more words

Bunbury Book Club

2012: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

As per my previous post, I just had to follow up Wolf Hall with another re-read, the sequel Bring Up the Bodies.  I have a lovely signed edition of  426 more words


Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

I didn’t intend to read Bring Up the Bodies directly after finishing Wolf Hall, but I felt such a sense of withdrawal once Wolf Hall… 1,536 more words


Wolf Hall

“Too many notes,” says the philistine Emperor Joseph II to Mozart, in the film Amadeus. “It’s quality work, … there are simply too many notes. Just cut a few and it will be perfect!” I feel very afraid that I am playing the part of the Emperor when I read Hilary Mantel’s novels because I often find myself thinking “Excellent, wonderful, but … too many scenes, too many episodes. 1,370 more words


Henry the 8th is back!

I’m in British TV mode. I just finished binge watching all seven seasons of BBC’s Foyle’s War, about an eccentric police detective during WWII. It was historic fiction. 604 more words