Yesterday’s release of Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies was frenzied and wonderful, sparking a kind of unbridled enthusiasm that is impossible to capture in text. High streets across the country sparkled with red and gold, and twitter and Facebook hummed to the din of devoted fans. We’ve compiled a collage of photos and review extracts to give a little taster of this spectacular publishing event…
Morrisons’ rearguard decision to allow its farmers to use GM feed looks spectacularly ill-informed and dumb, when Carrefour labels own-label meat and dairy products as GM animal feed-free, or ‘Nourri sans OGM’. If the world’s second largest retailer can guarantee customers the field-to-fork GM-free food they clearly and consistently demand, then Morrisons can too.
With such a spectacular burst of review coverage over the weekend, here’s Hilary talking about the success of Wolf Hall and introducing the book on everyone’s lips – Bring Up The Bodies…
Yet more good news on the awards front! Short and Sweet by Dan Lepard has been shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year Award. The shortlist for this category is as follows:
SHORT AND SWEET by Dan Lepard (Fourth Estate)
BOCCA by Jacob Kennedy (Bloomsbury)
COUTURE CHOCOLATE by William Curley (Jacqui Small)
VEGGIESTAN by Sally Butcher (Pavilion)
With only nine days till publication, here’s another teaser clip to whet your appetites…
Hilary Mantel, author of the Man Booker Prize-winning ‘Wolf Hall’ and its sequel ‘Bring Up The Bodies’, talks about her main character Thomas Cromwell.