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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher - Hilary Mantel

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher - Hilary Mantel
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Title: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Author:  Hilary Mantel

ISBN:  9780007580972

Weight:  735g

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

A brilliant – and rather transgressive – collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed writers.  In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday façades.  Childhood cruelty is played out behind the bushes in ‘Comma’; nurses clash in ‘Harley Street’ over something more than professional differences; and in the title story, staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting game.

Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road in Greece, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit.  Displaying all of Mantel’s unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.

Peer & Press Reviews

These are the sticky slices of suburban noir that Mantel served up so well in her pre-Wolf Hall output and they never fail to deliver.

Times

The best stories in the collection… combine sharp observation and sly wit with a subtle burrowing into the recesses of her protagonists’ heads.  The darker stories recall both the metaphysical speculations of Jorge Luis Borges and the trickery of Roald Dahl.

Mail on Sunday

No one else quite sounds like Mantel in this vein, although a top-level summit of Muriel Spark and Alan Bennett might conceivably come close.  Mantel takes absolutely nothing on trust.  Bodies can, and will, malfunction; ditto minds, and marriages.  Malice, power or simple chance may always undermine the ground beneath your feet.

Independent

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Title The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Media adaptation BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime: ten 15-minute episodes, airing Mon-Fri at 10:45pm from 05 Jan 2015.
Book Stats
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780007580972
ISBN 10 0007580975
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 242
Size (h x w x d) 205 x 137 x 25mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Joshua Irandi
Jacket illustration Shutterstock

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