Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2012
Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2009
All three entries in Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall Trilogy, brought together for the first time in audio.
In Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, one of our very best writers brings the opulent world of the Tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas Cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry VIII’s coutiers. But the bloody theatre of Cromwell’s ascension will leave no one unscathed.
This collection includes expertly adapted versions of Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light alongside The World of Wolf Hall, a listening guide which explores the key themes and historical context of the novels, and offers listening group questions to discuss.
Read by Dan Stevens, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Joseph Kloska, and Anna Bentinck.
Reviews of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light (The Wolf Hall Trilogy)
- Praise for Wolf Hall:
- ‘Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good . . . Hugely exciting, packed full of power struggles and political machinations, but also delightfully poetic, vivid in image and phrase. A rich and subtle wonder’ Daily Mail
- ‘Beautifully written and terrifying fiction. She makes that world so concrete you can smell the rain-drenched wool cloaks and feel the sharp fibres of rushes underfoot. It’s a world of marvels’ Daily Telegraph
- ‘As soon as I opened this book I was gripped. I read it almost non-stop. When I did have to put it down, I was full of regret the story was over, a regret I still feel’ The Times
- Praise for Bring Up the Bodies:
- ‘The greatest modern English prose writer writing today’ Peter Stothard, Chairman of the 2012 Man Booker Prize
- ‘In another league. This ongoing story of Henry VIII’s right-hand man is the finest piece of historical fiction I have ever read . . . A staggering achievement’ Sunday Telegraph
- ‘Darkly magnificent . . . the finest work of historical fiction in contemporary literature’ Washington Post
- Praise for The Mirror and the Light:
- ‘Hilary Mantel has written an epic of English history that does what the Aeneid did for the Romans and War and Peace for the Russians. We are lucky to have it.’ Sunday Telegraph
- ‘Very few writers manage not just to excavate the sedimented remains of the past, but bring them up again into the light and air so that they shine brightly once more before us. Hilary Mantel has done just that.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times
- ‘A masterpiece that will keep yielding its riches, changing as its readers change, going forward with us into the future’ Guardian