This is the sure fire winner for The Man Booker Prize: The British bookies have it as the 2 to 1 favourite to win in October.
From one of Britain’s finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
“A stunning book. It breaks free of what the novel has become nowadays. .” Diana Athill
“Hilary Mantel’s magnificent new novel.” Bee Wilson, Daily Telegraph
“Magestically conjures up an England in the throes of epic change… a Great British Novel.” Observer
£10.25 Amazon. Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd (30 April 2009)