Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

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  1. Back in 2013 (towards the end of the decade) I bought Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies. I started reading Wolf Hall, if I remember correctly, on 1st December of that year. But it was such a slow read (a brilliant piece of literature, I must say, but bit of bore; as you’ve mentioned as well), by early 2014, I gave up after about 200 pages of this 600 odd page novel. Of course, in December 2013, I was hospitalized twice, and recovering from illness early 2014, which didn’t help. But I would like to get back to it sometime later. When I feel I can.
    AND I agree, Mantel has humanized Cromwell, quite well. Definitely not the characteristics, we associated him with, when we studied British History back in school.
    Last Year, I saw the TV mini-series, based on both books I believe. ’twas amazing, but definitely not Historically accurate!!

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    1. I hope you get through them before the third comes out. It’ll be worth it to experience it all the way through. I enjoyed the miniseries too, very much, which did combine the two, but I remember thinking of her text during certain moments, how she described them. Her words simply still resonated – even over a PBS show! 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Please feel free to let me know if (when 🙂) you get to them.

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