Hilary Mantel is the author of fifteen books, including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST, and the short-story collection THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize.
'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