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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2012
Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013
Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize 2009
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2009
Parts one and two of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy, brought together for the first time in audio.
In Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, one of our very best writers brings the opulent world of the Tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas Cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry VIII’s coutiers. But the bloody theatre of Cromwell’s ascension will leave no one unscathed.
This collection includes expertly adapted versions of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, alongside The World of Wolf Hall, a listening guide which explores the key themes and historical context of the novels, and offers listening group questions to discuss.
Read by Dan Stevens, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and Anna Bentinck.
Praise for WOLF HALL:
‘Wonderful. As soon as I opened this book I was gripped. I read it almost non-stop’ The Times
‘Dizzyingly, dazzingly good’ Daily Mail
‘Genuinely outstanding’ Independent
‘So original and disconcerting that it will surely come to be seen as a paradigm-shifter’ Sunday Telegraph
Praise for BRING UP THE BODIES:
‘BRING UP THE BODIES is simply exceptional…I envy anyone who hasn’t yet read it’ Sandra Parsons, Daily Mail
‘In another league. This ongoing story of Henry VIII’s right-hand man is the finest piece of historical fiction I have ever read. A staggering achievement’ Sarah Crompton, Sunday Telegraph
‘BRING UP THE BODIES succeeds brilliantly in every particle…it’s an imaginative achievement to exhaust superlatives’ Spectator
‘WOLF HALL was a tour de force, but its sequel is leaner, more brilliant, more shocking than its predecessor’ Erica Wagner, The Times
About the author
Hilary Mantel is the author of fifteen books, including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST, and the short-story collection THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize.