Mantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces


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Peta's Review


Booker Prize winning author, Mantel showcases her writing talent in this collection of essays. Witty, engaging, and often funny each piece is a delight. From Robespierre to the Virgin Mary her range of subjects are illuminating and expansive. A great book for your beside table.


Publisher Review


A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light

In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the editor, Karl Miller, ‘I have no critical training whatsoever, so I am forced to be more brisk and breezy than scholarly.’ This collection of twenty reviews, essays and pieces of memoir from the next three decades, tells the story of what happened next.