Friday, June 14, 2013

Hermione Norris's 6 best books

Hermione Norris is the actor known for her roles in Cold Feet, Wire In The Blood, Kingdom, and Spooks [US title: MI-5].

One of her six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

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.
Read about another book on the list.

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."

--Marshal Zeringue