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Hilary Mantel
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Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel Biography

Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. Wolf Hall has been translated into 36 languages, Bring Up the Bodies into 31 languages, and sales for both books have reached over 5 million copies worldwide. She is the author of fourteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost. In 2014 she was appointed DBE.



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Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall (2009), discusses her Booker winning novel at the the London bookstore, Daunt Books (3 part video)





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The Mirror & the Light jacket The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher jacket Bring Up the Bodies jacket Wolf Hall jacket
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