11. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Helen, Historical Fiction

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, 560 pages, read by Helen, on 11/30/2012

Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell – a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

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