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Mantel Pieces - Hilary Mantel

Mantel Pieces - Hilary Mantel
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Title: Mantel Pieces

Author:  Hilary Mantel

ISBN:  9780008429973

Weight:  845g

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Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light

In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the editor, Karl Miller, ‘I have no critical training whatsoever, so I am forced to be more brisk and breezy than scholarly.’  This collection of twenty reviews, essays and pieces of memoir from the next three decades, tells the story of what happened next.

Her subjects range far and wide: Robespierre and Danton, the Hite report, Saudi Arabia where she lived for four years in the 1980s, the Bulger case, John Osborne, the Virgin Mary as well as the pop icon Madonna, a brilliant examination of Helen Duncan, Britain’s last witch.  There are essays about Jane Boleyn, Charles Brandon, Christopher Marlowe and Margaret Pole, which display the astonishing insight into the Tudor mind we are familiar with from the bestselling Wolf Hall Trilogy.  Her famous lecture, ‘Royal Bodies’, which caused a media frenzy, explores the place of royal women in society and our imagination.  Here too are some of her LRB diaries, including her first meeting with her stepfather and a confrontation with a circus strongman.

Constantly illuminating, always penetrating and often very funny, interleaved with letters and other ephemera gathered from the archive, Mantel Pieces is an irresistible selection from one of our greatest living writers.

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Title Mantel Pieces
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Edition / printing First edition, first printing
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These copies have a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.  Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Limited Signed Edition’.

Issued direct by the 4th Estate imprint of HarperCollins, the total number of books in this unnumbered limited edition is unknown.

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Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint 4th Estate
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Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780008429973
ISBN 10 0008429979
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 329
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph George Miles
Design Julian Humphries
Jacket images Shutterstock

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