One of her six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelRead about another book on the list.
The story of Thomas Cromwell, adviser to Henry VIII, a very complicated man. Hilary Mantel is amazingly gifted to bring to life that period of history and make it accessible.
It’s an extraordinary feat for a female writer to draw men so unbelievably accurately.
Wolf Hall made John Mullan's list of ten of the best cardinals in literature, the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on dangerous minds and Lev Grossman's list of the top ten fiction books of 2009, and is one of Geraldine Brooks's favorite works of historical fiction; Matt Beynon Rees called it "[s]imply the best historical novel for many, many years."