The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

And Other Stories

Book - 2014
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From the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring up the Bodies." In this brilliant collection of ten stories, all Mantel's gifts of characterization, observation and intelligence are once again fully on display. With settings ranging from Saudi Arabia to Greece to London, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781443436588
Characteristics: 242 pages ;,23 cm.

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rebmartin31
Jun 01, 2016

Nice to see Hilary Mantel take off her "Wolf Hall"/"Bring Up the Bodies" hat for a bit.

Some really great evocative stories here. My particular favorite was "How Shall I Know You", the one about an author having to go to a small literary festival type event out in the boonies.

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uncommonreader
May 27, 2015

Ten short stories; accomplished and witty. "Sorry to Disturb" is particularly good.

athompson10 Feb 26, 2015

All the stories are unsettling and dark; two in particular, "Winter Break" and the title story, were outstanding.

JCLEmilyW Oct 27, 2014

This collection of stories is just as crisp, unnerving, and vivid as I had hoped it might be. A pervasive sense of unease and foreboding hangs over each of these stories, although, for the most part, violence is only hinted at, not seen. Mantel's dark humor adds a wry twist to each tale. Don't expect the sweeping epic style of this author's wonderful Wolf Hall trilogy, but instead settle in to enjoy the trim, lean lines of this short form. A perfect read for an overcast and windy October day.

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