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Update... The Mirror & the Light

‘Ah. Privy Seal is greater? Privy Seal is all I could desire. The ambassador takes a sliver of veal.’ An exchange between Thomas Cromwell and Eustace Chapuys, and though I’ve now read it for the fourth time of asking it still leaps off the page at me as a wonderful play on words. Privy Seal - Sliver of Veal. And I mistakenly read ‘silver’ in there too. Magical. I’m up to page 214 and have a nice notebook on the go too,   But I now have to confess I’ve hit a bit of a confused phase wit...
Tags: Books, 2020, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Thomas, Thomas Cromwell, Wyatt, Cromwell, Dovegreyreader, Eustace Chapuys, Crumuell


A Conversation...

Bookhound and I were having one of our conversations the other day, it went a bit like this... Me : 'Clocks go back this weekend.' Him : 'That means it's only five weeks to Advent and the C*******s bough coming into the kitchen.' Me : 'But surely it was only last week we packed the deccies away and put them in the loft...' And we suddenly realised that this year had somehow vanished, and we have no real markers for it other than those we'd prefer to forget. No month in New Zealand obviousl...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, New Zealand, Devon, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Country Life, Don, Falmouth, Dovegreyreader, Cotehele, North Cornwall, St Raphael Huccaby, Coleton Fishacre


Hey, At Least We’re Not In Tudor England

At that time, says Hilary Mantel, we would have been quarantining more seriously. “Speaking at the Hay literary festival, which is entirely online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wolf Hall author said the Tudors ‘were very good at quarantine in those days. They took it very seriously. I think he would have locked us down for a bit longer” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Tudor England, 05.30.20


Hilary Mantel: 'Thomas Cromwell would have locked us down for longer'

Hilary Mantel: 'Thomas Cromwell would have locked us down for longer'Wolf Hall author tells online Hay festival that ‘the Tudors were very good at quarantine’
Tags: News, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Thomas Cromwell


Pleasings...

It felt like the right time to resurrect Pleasings and I have a few, so please do share yours in comments... Scoring a supermarket delivery slot might have been my highlight of the century so far. A chance log in at 5am (early bird catches the worm etc) saw me sitting up in bed ordering easy peel clementines, disinfectant (hopeless, sold out weeks ago) and other sundries. We are a fair distance from any sort of shop here so we have always shopped as if for a mini-apocalypse when we do go to sav...
Tags: Books, Bbc, Antarctica, New Zealand, Glasgow, Ed, James Corden, Wolf Hall, South Island, Mary, PAUL, Hanmer Springs, Leonard, Monte Cristo, Solstice, Dovegreyreader


What 'Wolf Hall' trilogy reveals to us

Kate Maltby writes of Hilary Mantel's 'The Mirror and the Light' - Mantel's final novel in her 'Wolf Hall' trilogy - that the book is "an accomplishment in multiple forms at once: an expression of Mantel's advanced academic understanding of Tudor history; a poetic homage to the literary culture of the period; a theological meditation on the eschatology of a Christian soul; a Faust tale of damnation; a feminist cry against ways in which women have historically been bought and sold. But above all,...
Tags: Cnn, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Kate Maltby


This 16th-century ghost story captures a burning contemporary truth

Kate Maltby writes of Hilary Mantel's 'The Mirror and the Light' - Mantel's final novel in her 'Wolf Hall' trilogy - that the book is "an accomplishment in multiple forms at once: an expression of Mantel's advanced academic understanding of Tudor history; a poetic homage to the literary culture of the period; a theological meditation on the eschatology of a Christian soul; a Faust tale of damnation; a feminist cry against ways in which women have historically been bought and sold. But above all,...
Tags: Cnn, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Kate Maltby


Bring Up the Bodies ~ Hilary Mantel

Continuing with Hilary Week as we move towards our Hilary Day Party on Thursday. It is July 2012 and I am (eventually) breathlessly excited about Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel...   There were several false starts. Sixty or so pages in (for the second time) I had mistakenly transported Bring Up the Bodies to Orkney and back thinking it would be great holiday reading, except on this occasion I was wrong. Clearly my book brain does what I need it to and switches off dramatically when I a...
Tags: Books, 2020, Hilary Mantel, Jane Seymour, Wolf Hall, Ted Hughes, Anne Boleyn, Henry, Anne, Orkney, Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell, Dovegreyreader, Hilary Week, Thomas Cromwell Crumb, Cremuel


Review: ‘The Mirror & the Light’ or, the fall of Thomas Cromwell

Hilary Mantel’s final volume in the ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy is a triumphant end to her depiction of the blacksmith’s boy who became the king of England’s right-hand man The post Review: ‘The Mirror & the Light’ or, the fall of Thomas Cromwell appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: England, Book Review, Article, Literature, Hilary Mantel, Friday, Wolf Hall, Henry Viii, Thomas Cromwell, Trilogy, Man Booker Prize, The Mirror & the Light


Hilary Mantel’s Triumphant New Novel Brings Thomas Cromwell Across the Finish Line

At the start of “The Mirror and the Light,” the concluding volume of a trilogy that began with “Wolf Hall,” Cromwell is 50 years old, rich beyond all his imagining and very much alone.
Tags: News, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Mantel, Thomas, HILARY, Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell, Books and Literature, The Mirror and the Light (Book


Hilary Mantel says 'invective' against Meghan is partly due to racism

Wolf Hall novelist adds that centuries on from Henry VIII, a female royal such as the Duchess of Sussex is ‘still perceived as public property’Hilary Mantel has said that racism has been an element in the “invective” against Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.The novelist, who is about to publish the third part in her trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell, The Mirror and the Light, was asked by the BBC if Meghan had been a victim of racism. She said that “racism is a factor” in the criticism the duch...
Tags: Books, Race, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Sussex, Henry Viii, Meghan, Thomas Cromwell, Harry Continue, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Duchess of Sussex


Wolf Hall ~ Hilary Mantel

Well the day has almost dawned. The day I have been waiting for since I wrote this first post on here about Wolf Hall back in July 2009, and I think the only thing to do is work towards Hilary Day on Thursday March 5th with a revisiting of my un-contained, unbridled excitement  of eleven years ago, at having read the first of what was to become a trilogy. March 5th also happens to be the dovegreyreader scribbles fourteenth birthday so I think we should have a virtual party don't you...a double...
Tags: Books, England, 2020, Norfolk, Hilary Mantel, ANN, Wolf Hall, Agincourt, Wolf, Thomas, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth, Henry, Katharine, Rochford


Hilary Mantel: Royal women's bodies 'still perceived as public property'

Wolf Hall author Dame Hilary Mantel discussed the final book in her trilogy with the BBC's Rebecca Jones.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Dame Hilary Mantel


Hilary Mantel: Cromwell trilogy finale hailed as 'masterpiece' by critics

The Mirror and the Light concludes the Thomas Cromwell saga that began with Wolf Hall in 2009.
Tags: UK, News, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell


My favourite Mantel: by Margaret Atwood, Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright and more

From Wolf Hall to Beyond Black and Giving Up The Ghost, cultural figures pick their highlights from a remarkable career Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood Colm Tóibín Anne Enright


Is E.L. James The Best Writer Of The Past 30 Years?

Or is it Barack Obama? How about Hilary Mantel? That’s right, all of them are squaring off in a new book prize in Britain. (But seriously: Who put the author of Fifty Shades of Grey on the same list as the author of Wolf Hall?) The British Book Awards “celebrate the best of writing and publishing: the books that defined their genre or launched a trend” (in which case, we’re pretty sure E.L. James is the actual winner here). – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Barack Obama, Britain, Words, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, James, Grey, 02.14.20


The Knot Garden

Happy Stir-Up Sunday everyone. We're all supposed to be making C*******s puddings, though the day got its name from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer Collect for the Day, the last Sunday before Advent,  "Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people". Yes and that too, but happy stirring. On other fronts, whilst things haven't been frenetically productive in the completer-finisher aspects of the needlework department, I have been slowly making progress with my quilt group'...
Tags: Books, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Somerset, Suffolk, Seminole, Dovegreyreader, Arts & Crafts, Simon Slater, Knot Garden


The World of Wolf Hall

Standing at the check-out in Waterstones the other day and a little pile of books caught my eye... The World of Wolf Hall - A Reading Guide to Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies A free 50 page booklet that will also be published free on Kindle.  'Please do take one,' said the assistant. 'Ahead of the release of The Mirror & the Light, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy, revisit two of the most celebrated novels of our time. Bringing the opulent, brut...
Tags: Books, Harry Potter, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Wolf, Henry Viii, Henry, HILARY, Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, 2019, Cotehele, Tamar Valley


Barack Obama’s summer 2019 reading list

Former US president Barack Obama posted his summer reading list on Facebook a few days ago. As usual, it’s broad. Here it is, copied and pasted. ——- It’s August, so I wanted to let you know about a few books I’ve been reading this summer, in case you’re looking for some suggestions. To start, you can’t go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else – they’re transcendent, all of them. You’ll be gla...
Tags: Facebook, Books, US, America, Barack Obama, Reading, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Wolf Hall, Jim Crow, Ted Chiang, Sula, Thomas Cromwell, Nicholas Carr, Hope Jahren, Colson Whitehead


The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

Hear ye, hear ye! The third book in Hilary Mantel’s excellent Thomas Cromwell trilogy has been announced. The Mirror & the Light picks up where the previous book left off, with (spoilers!) the execution of Anne Boleyn, and covers the final years of Cromwell’s life. England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney ...
Tags: England, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Jason Kottke, Henry, Jane, Putney, Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell


Why Would Writers Give Two Book Characters The Same Name?

Why, to amplify meaning, of course. Or because you’re writing about Tudor England. In Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, for instance, “all the leading male characters apart from Henry VIII are named Thomas (it was the second-most-popular name in Tudor England). There is Thomas Cromwell, the ruthless hero. Thomas Wolsey, the Catholic cardinal. Thomas More, the Catholic zealot. Thomas Cranmer, the archbishop of Canterbury. And Thomas Boleyn, the depraved father of Anne Boleyn.” – The Atlantic ...
Tags: Art, Catholic, Words, Hilary Mantel, Canterbury, Wolf Hall, Thomas, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Tudor England, Thomas Cranmer, Thomas Wolsey, 03.09.19, Thomas Boleyn


The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Staying north of the border for one more post, I'm hoping some of you will have heard of The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and if not you are about to, so please settle back in your chair and read on because I NEED you. Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.  With a total value of over £30,000, it is unique for rewarding writing of excepti...
Tags: Books, UK, Ireland, Kirsty Wark, Hilary Mantel, Duke, Wolf Hall, Andrea Levy, Commonwealth, The Garden, Walter Scott, Wolf, Scott, HILARY, Queensbury, Michael Ondaatje


The Long View ~ Elizabeth Jane Howard

Mention of The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard reminded me that I had read and written about the book here a couple of years ago, so I have been down to the basement to dust off that post and also to revisit my EJH shelf for some more reading... If there is one sure-fire way to pique my curiosity in any book it is to include an introduction by Hilary Mantel.  And so The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard arrived suitably adorned with the sacred words... And I only had to read Hilary's opening...
Tags: Books, 2018, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Elizabeth Jane Howard, HILARY, Jane, Philip Hensher, Conrad, Julian, Antonia, Dovegreyreader, Conrad Fleming, Elizabeth Taylor Truth, Elizabeth Taylor Of Jane, Hilary She


The Long View ~ Elizabeth Jane Howard

Mention of The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard reminded me that I had read and written about the book here a couple of years ago, so I have been down to the basement to dust off that post and also to revisit my EJH shelf for some more reading... If there is one sure-fire way to pique my curiosity in any book it is to include an introduction by Hilary Mantel.  And so The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard arrived suitably adorned with the sacred words... And I only had to read Hilary's open...
Tags: Books, 2018, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Elizabeth Jane Howard, HILARY, Jane, Philip Hensher, Conrad, Julian, Antonia, Dovegreyreader, Conrad Fleming, Elizabeth Taylor Truth, Elizabeth Taylor Of Jane, Hilary She


West End Review: ‘Imperium’

“Imperium” builds Rome in a day. Robert Harris’ trilogy of novels charts the city’s slide from a great civilization to a grim imperial power, as democracy buckles and dictatorship digs in. Onstage, in “Wolf Hall” adaptor Mike Poulton’s adaptation for the Royal Shakespeare Company, now newly arrived in London’s West End, it plays like a […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Rome, House Of Cards, Royal Shakespeare Company, West End, Wolf Hall, Robert Harris, Mike Poulton


The 'Golden Booker' May Be A Stunt, Says One Of Its Judges, But It's A Worthy (And Perhaps Surprising) One

The Golden Booker is an award for one of the Booker winners from the past 50 years, and the shortlist has now been revealed. It includes both popular books - The English Patient and Wolf Hall - and a few surprises as well. Critic and writer Robert McCrum says, "It’s a vindication of 50 years’ […]
Tags: Art, Words, Wolf Hall, Booker, Robert McCrum, 05.26.18


‘The Crown’ Producers Apologize For the Claire Foy, Matt Smith Pay Gap Controversy

The Crown is worth its weight in gold. Except, perhaps, when it comes to its lead star. The Crown may be Netflix’s most expensive TV production, but it seemed that some expense was spared when it came to star Claire Foy‘s paycheck. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the actress playing the young Queen Elizabeth II was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith, a pay gap that inspired more outrage than usual. What hope do we have for pay equality when the Queen can’t cut a fair paycheck? But n...
Tags: UK, Television, Movies, Time, Netflix, Olivia Colman, Smith, Claire Foy, Wolf Hall, Helena Bonham Carter, Equal Pay, True Story, Elizabeth Ii, Matt Smith, Queen Elizabeth Ii, Matt


Marvel’s Daredevil Adds Joanne Whalley as Matt Murdock’s Mom

Marvel’s Daredevil adds Joanne Whalley as Matt Murdock’s Mom Fans may recall the ending of Marvel’s The Defenders. As a bedridden Matt Murdock suffers from his wounds, one of the nearby nuns says “Get Maggie. Tell her he’s awake.” That name drop is a bombshell for fans of Daredevil comic books, as Sister Maggie is none other than Matt Murdock’s very own mother, and Marvel has now cast the part! Joanne Whalley (The Borgias, Gossip Girl, Wolf Hall) has joined the cast in the pivotal role, which...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Maggie, Wolf Hall, Kingpin, Marvel Television, Joanne, Matt Murdock, Jeph Loeb, TV Premiere Dates, Netflix Original Series, Marco Ramirez


The Last Post Trailer and Premiere Date on Amazon

The Last Post trailer and premiere date on Amazon On Friday, December 22, Amazon will premiere all six episodes of original dramatic series The Last Post on Prime Video in the US. From the highly-acclaimed BAFTA award winner Peter Moffat (The Night Of) and starring Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Jeremy Neumark Jones (Denial), Amanda Drew (Broadchurch), Ben Miles (Coupling, RSC’s Wolf Hall), and Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys, The Go-Between), The Last ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, US, Bbc, TV News, Streaming, Wolf Hall, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Prime Video, RSC, Jessica Raine, Aden Yemen, Jessie Buckley, TV Premiere Dates


9.5 myths about the Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the doors of Wittenberg Castle Church. But how much of what we think about it is actually true? To coincide with this occasion, Peter Marshall addresses 9.5 common myths about the Reformation. 1. The Protestant Reformation started on 31 October 1517, when Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church. The foundation-myth of the Reformation. Luther wrote ...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Featured, Scotland, Germany, Religion, History, Rome, Ireland, Switzerland, Strasbourg, Geneva, Catholic, Francis Bacon, Luther