Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

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Wolf Hall (2009) is a Man Booker Prize-winning novel by English author Hilary Mantel, published by Fourth Estate. Set in the 1520s, it is about Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the Tudor court of King Henry VIII. Cromwell was chief minister to Henry VIII and oversaw the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries, he was widely hated in his lifetime. Mantel's novel offers an intimate and more rounded portrait of this historical villain and the political machinations of Henry's court.

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The 318th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC Poll)
  2. - 44th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  4. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  5. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  6. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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