Hilary Mantel (© WENN Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo)

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Hilary Mantel

(1952 - 2022)

In 1975 the twenty-three-year-old law student Hilary Mantel began writing a novel about the French Revolution; in 1992 the book, A Place of Greater Safety, became her fifth novel to be published. Among her other novels are FluddBeyond Black; and a trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf HallBring Up the Bodies, and The Mirror & the Light. She later wrote of researching the Tudor period, “It wasn’t Cromwell who shocked me, but his historians—their errors and prejudices, rolled down the years and gathering moss.”

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