Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Winner of the 2009 Booker Prize, here is a view of Thomas Cromwell as a loyal servant to King and Country, whose intelligence, placid temperament and sensible outlook on life serve him well in his rise from son of an abusive blacksmith father to chief advisor to King Henry VIII. This book centers on Henry’s efforts to divorce Queen Catherine and marry Anne Boleyn and Cromwell’s assistance in this matter.  If you enjoy Wolf Hall, look for the follow-up Bring Up the Bodies in spring of 2012!