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 article on The Guardian newspaper website, Mantel confirms that there is also going to be a third book, “The Mirror and the Light”, which will take Cromwell’s story to the end: his execution in 1540. You can read more on this in the online article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/nov/17/hilary-mantel-sequel-wolf-hall?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038.
Also, according to Deadline.com, HBO and the BBC are collaborating in a four part mini-series adapted from Mantel’s “Wolf Hall”. The adaptation is, apparently, being written by Tinker Tailor Solderi Spy co-writer Peter Straughan, who also wrote “The Men Who Stare At Goats”, and the series will be aired on HBO and BBC2. See more at http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/hbo-and-bbc-developing-wolf-hall-mini-with-tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-writer/#more-196356
In the meantime, I’m going to pick up Wolf Hall for the fourth time and try and get through it this time!