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.