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Mantel pieces : Royal bodies and other writing from the London review of books

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of twenty reviews, essays and pieces of memoir selected from three decades of the author's contributions to the London review of books. Subjects include Robespierre and Danton, the Hite report, Saudi Arabia (where she lived for four years in the 1980s), the Bulger case, John Osborne, the Virgin Mary as well as the pop icon Madonna, and Helen Duncan, Britain's last witch. There are essays about Jane  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Diaries
Essays
Literary criticism
Reviews
Excerpts
Named Person: Hilary Mantel; Hilary Mantel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Mantel
ISBN: 9780008429973 0008429979
OCLC Number: 1160169826
Notes: All pieces previously published in London review of books.
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Hilary Mantel --
Letter from Hilary Mantel to Karl Miller, 1987 --
American marriage, 1988 --
Letter from Mary-Kay Wilmers to Hilary Mantel, 1988 --
Bookcase shopping in Jeddah, 1989 --
Postcard from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 1989 --
John Osborne's memoirs, 1991 --
Draft of a cover caption by Mary-Kay Wilmers, 1992 --
In bed with Madonna, 1992 --
'LRB' cover, 28 May 1992 --
On Théroigne de Méricourt, 1992 --
Postcard from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 1997 --
On Christopher Marlowe, 1992 --
Fax from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 1994 --
A Mohawk captive, 1994 --
Fax from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 1997 --
The murder of James Bulger, 1997 --
Postcard and fax from Hilary Mantel, 1999 --
On Marie Antoinette, 1999 --
Email from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 2001 --
Britain's last witch, 2001 --
Email from Hilary Mantel to the editors, 2003 --
Meeting my stepfather, 2003 --
Card and email from Hilary Mantel to the editors, 2003 --
The Hair Shirt Sisterhood, 2004 --
'LRB' covers, 24 March 2004 and 20 April 2006 --
The People's Robespierre, 2006 --
Email from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 2005 --
On Jane Boleyn, 2008 --
Email from Hilary Mantel to the editors, 2006 --
'LRB' cover, 9 April 2009 --
Marian devotion, 2009 --
On Danton, 2009 --
'LRB' cover, 4 November 2010 --
Meeting the Devil, 2010 --
Email from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 2012 --
Royal bodies, 2013 --
Emails from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 2013 --
On Charles Brandon, 2016 --
Fact-checking correspondence, 2016 --
The secrets of Margaret Pole, 2017 --
Email from Hilary Mantel to Mary-Kay Wilmers, 2019.
Other Titles: Works.
London review of books.
Responsibility: Hilary Mantel.

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