The School of English

Hilary Mantel

‘Lastly,’ Mr Maddox said, ‘and to conclude our tour, we come to a very special part of the house.’ He paused, to impress on her that she was going to have a treat. ‘Perhaps, Miss Marcella, it may be that in your last situation, the house did not have a panic room?’

‘The School of English’ invites us behind the stucco façade of a Notting Hill mansion where fear and cruelty grip a household.

Reviews of The School of English

  • ‘Our greatest modern English prose writer’ Sir Peter Stothard, Chair of the judges for the Man Booker Prize 2012

    ‘Mantel can out-write most writers of her generation, male and female … Disturbing, grievous and extraordinary’ Maggie Gee, Sunday Times

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