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 […]

The Spitefully Ambitious Anne Boleyn

| January 14, 2014

The Spitefully Ambitious Anne Boleyn

Earlier today, Susan Bordo, author of The Creation of Anne Boleyn, drew attention on her Facebook wall to a review of the RSC stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.1 The review by Morning Star includes the comment “Lydia Leonard’s spitefully ambitious Anne Boleyn – a wife who one feels […]

Wolf Hall to Be Adapted for TV by the BBC

| August 23, 2012

Wolf Hall to Be Adapted for TV by the BBC

I’ve just heard that Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall is to be adapted for television for the UK TV channel BBC 2. You can read more about it in The Telegraph’s article – Wolf Hall is to be a BBC Drama Who do you think will be cast as the main characters and who would you […]

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

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 […]

Book of the Month – December 2010

| January 11, 2011

December 2010’s Book of the Month is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel:- This is a really tough review for me to write because although Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, I just couldn’t get into it. Now, I’m a complete bookworm and love everything from […]

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 […]