an evening with Hilary Mantel

My editor in London had just mentioned that she was about to start Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, the final instalment in her trilogy.

And then I saw this special online event while reading The Guardian: an evening with Hilary Mantel. I’m going to sign up, it’s only a fiver! (five pounds). Click on the link below for details. See, also, the other events and masterclasses offered by The Guardian (e.g. 100 days of Biden’s presidency; book clubs, Brexit, women’s equality).

This event is being streamed globally.

An evening with Hilary Mantel | The Guardian Members


6 thoughts on “an evening with Hilary Mantel

  1. I’ve read all 3 books in this series. She is quite amazing. She does so much research, and she somehow makes the books seem much shorter than they are. I love reading about English history, and these were fascinating.

    • Hey Lori, good to hear from you! I’ve been thinking about California lately, don’t know why. I think I have an urge to see the ocean. I haven’t read any of Mantel’s books, but I will. The reviews say – “Hilary Mantel’s imagining of the interior life of Thomas Cromwell is utterly convincing” and “an extraordinary piece of storytelling”.
      Take care.

      • Who knew I wanted to learn that much about Thomas Cromwell? Knowing that the books were set in Henry VIII’s time is what initially drew me in.
        Nothing new here. One day blends into the next. Hope you’re coping well with the lockdown.

      • Oh, the lockdown hasn’t affected me that much. I still go to the office every day – an empty office because 90 per cent of the staff are working at home. But I enjoy it, it’s nice and quiet. On the other hand, all the stores, restaurants, museums and movie theaters are closed. That’s pretty awful.

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