Thursday, October 08, 2009

Question from Mary Ann - Accuracy of "Wolf Hall"

I read on the New York Times web site that Hilary Mantel has won the 2009 Man Booker prize for her novel "Wolf Hall". I know that it's a good read; I was wondering if anyone knows how accurate it is. Thanks!


Anonymous Zoe said...

I didn't agree with Hilary Mantel's portrayal of Cromwell. She's obviously in love with her character which is why she turns a blind eye to his unsavoury side and practically canonises him.
As an example, she writes about him extending his garden but doesn't mention how he forced his poorer neighbours to yield their own gardens up in order to make space!
On the plus side her take on Tudor London is vivid and convincing and it's a brilliant work of fiction.

October 09, 2009 4:11 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

I got my review copy last week but I haven't had a chance to start reading it. I'll eventually write something up for the news blog though.

October 11, 2009 5:33 PM  

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