Anne Boleyn and the fire in her chamber

| February 28, 2015

Anne Boleyn and the fire in her chamber

Thank you to Phillipa Vincent-Connolly for asking me about this event and for suggesting that I write a post about it. It is, of course, an event which was shown recently in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall. In the series, just after the death of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, played by Claire Foy, […]

Wolf Hall and Cardinal Wolsey going down to Hell

| February 2, 2015

Wolf Hall and Cardinal Wolsey going down to Hell

If you haven’t read Hilary Mantel’s novels, don’t know the history surrounding the farce “Cardinal Wolsely going down to Hell” and haven’t watched episode 2 of Wolf Hall, then you might not want to read this article – SPOILERS! Last week’s episode of “Wolf Hall” closed with Cardinal Wolsey’s death and Cromwell watching a performance […]

Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies Plays Review by Marcia Wadham

| July 23, 2014

Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies Plays Review by Marcia Wadham

Thank you so much to Marcia Wadham for writing this wonderful review of the RSC’s adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies… Hilary Mantel’s books are wonderfully brought to life in these stage plays from the RSC. It was hard to imagine how each book, with around 800 pages of […]

Bring Up the Bodies – The Facts Behind the Fiction

| June 26, 2012

Bring Up the Bodies – The Facts Behind the Fiction

Since Hilary Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies has been published, I have been inundated with emails asking me if I was going to review it and also asking me whether certain things are true. Well, I’m not going to review it because I don’t feel right doing that when I’ve also written a book […]

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

| January 11, 2012

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Just a quickie post to alert those of you who haven’t heard to the changes in publication date of the sequel to Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Here are the dates:- UK – Hardback edition to be published by Fourth Estate/Harper Collins on the 10th May 2012 Australia – Hardback edition […]

Wolf Hall News

| November 18, 2011

Wolf Hall News

There’s very good news for all you Wolf Hall fans. If you follow me on Facebook, you will have noticed that I mentioned earlier in the week that Hilary Mantel is writing the sequel to Wolf Hall, “Bring up the Bodies”, which will focus on Anne Boleyn’s fall, well, there’s more good news… In an […]

Wolf Hall Now in Paperback

| September 3, 2010

Wolf Hall Now in Paperback

Just a quick post to let you all know that the Man Booker Prize winning “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel is now available in the USA in paperback, published by Picador (Macmillan). It’s great timing for those of you who are reading it this month as part of the Book Club that Alyssa is running […]