Guardian links – Hilary Mantel

Todays Guardian Review section is a special issue as it contains the first chapter of Hilary Mantel’s much awaited book The Mirror and the Light. If you’re so inclined you can read it here. I must admit that I haven’t read it myself as it would drive me up the wall not being able to continue reading it until the book is published on the 5th of March.

There’s also an interview with Hilary Mantel which you can read here, she’s speaking to Alex Clark.

Margaret Atwood, Anne Enright, Colm Toibin and others write about their favourite Mantel books here.

It’s difficult for me to say which is my favourite because I loved Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies but I also loved A Place of Greater Safety which I read fairly recently.

I’m now wondering if I should re-read Bring Up the Bodies before reading The Mirror and the Light.

3 thoughts on “Guardian links – Hilary Mantel

  1. Thanks for the links – like you I’m waiting for The Mirror and the Light to be published to read it, although I am tempted to heave a little peek. I can’t choose a favourite Mantel book as I’ve loved all the ones of hers that I’ve read. (I haven’t read all of them!)

    • Margaret,
      Me too, I’ve liked all the ones I’ve read, but she did write quite a few books before she wrote Wolf Hall and of course some short stories too.

  2. Katrina,
    Now that you’ve mentioned perhaps rereading Bring Up…, it has started me thinking maybe I should read the last half of that book, or at least delving in amongst all the chapters to reacquaint myself.
    And, yes, thank you so very much for all the links!! What a delight! Will follow them all. And I’m looking forward to the April publication.

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