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Hilary Mantel and the Blurred Lines of Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is a unique genre. History and fiction come together and blur the lines of reality. For many, historical fiction can be an escape from the reality of modern times. 572 more words

Historical Fiction

English Literature has always been my favourite subject, by a country mile, but if I had to pick a second option then it definitely would have been history. 664 more words


Film Review: Wolf Hall

  • Title: Wolf Hall
  • Director: Peter Kosminsky
  • Released: 2015

Wolf Hall is the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the historical novels by Hilary Mantel. 487 more words


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


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! 331 more words



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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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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