All posts tagged: Hilary Mantel

The book choices

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As for the Reading I Did Choose… Several: A Clash of Kings because I’m addicted to it, and so is my son, and I have to keep up with him. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult, which I have already skimmed through. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. I had totally forgotten that this book was just released. I continue with the intertwined lives of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. That seems to […]

The state of women in British Literature.

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Image by Getty Images via Daylife One thing about this year’s Man Booker award process just struck me as I was sitting here waiting for my doctor’s appointment (regular checkup, nothing scary): there were three women up for the prize. And in none of the commentary that I saw was it mentioned that three women writers were up for the prize, and how would they fare? It was simply that the merits of each book […]