The School of English

The School of English

Hilary Mantel

A new story from Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and twice winner of the Man Booker Prize.

This story is also available in the paperback and eBook edition of The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.

‘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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