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Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2009.
Series: Thomas Cromwell, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Oliver Cromwell; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Mantel
ISBN: 9780007230181 0007230184 9780007292417 0007292414 9780007230204 0007230206 9780007352722 0007352727
OCLC Number: 310154400
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 2009, winner
Description: xvii, 653 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Across the narrow sea. 1500 --
Paternity. 1527 --
At Austin Friars. 1527 --
Visitation. 1529 --
An Occult history of Britain. 1521-1529 --
Make or mar. All Hallows 1529 --
Three-card trick. Winter 1529-Spring 1530 --
Entirely beloved Cromwell. Spring-December 1530 --
The dead complain of their burial. Christmastide 1530 --
Arrange your face. 1531 --
'Alas, what shall I do for love?' Spring 1532 --
Early Mass. November 1532 --
Anna Regina. 1533 --
Devil's spit. Autumn and winter 1533 --
A painter's eye. 1534 --
Supremacy. 1534 --
The map of Christendom. 1534-1535 --
To Wolf Hall. July 1535.
Series Title: Thomas Cromwell, bk. 1.
Responsibility: Hilary Mantel.
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