Wolf Hall (The Wolf Hall Trilogy)

Hilary Mantel

The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.

In this staggeringly brilliant novel, Hilary Mantel brings the opulent, brutal 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 courtiers.

Both winners of the Man Booker Prize and already hugely successful stage plays, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES have now been transformed into a BBC television series starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, bringing history to life for a whole new audience.

Reviews of Wolf Hall (The Wolf Hall Trilogy)

    • ‘The most gripping book you’ll ever read’ The Times
    • ‘A superb epic work. Richly satisfying’ Kate Mosse
    • ‘Captures wonderfully the extrovert, confident, violent of the age’ C. J. Sansom
    • ‘Terrifying. It’s a world of marvels. But it is also a world of horrors, where screams are commonplace. A feast’ Daily Telegraph
    • ‘Every bit as good as they said it was’ Nicholas Hytner, Observer
    • ‘A stunning book … I can’t think of anything since ‘Middlemarch’ which so convincingly builds a world’ Diana Athill

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