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    Hilary Mantel, novelist

    Very sad news.
    Dame Hilary Mantel, author of the best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy, has died aged 70, her publisher says.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    Gee whizz. Have been gearin' up to read her trilogy. After readin' about the Gentry and the Reformation, Restoration. Great fiction can make you understand history.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
      Gee whizz. Have been gearin' up to read her trilogy. After readin' about the Gentry and the Reformation, Restoration. Great fiction can make you understand history.
      I've read Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, but not the final volume, though I have a hardback copy I bought on publication. No idea why I didn't read it during lockdown...I've done a lot of historical research into the English Reformation and its players.
      I've read her Fludd, which was quirky and fun, and her novel about the French Revolution, A Place of Greater Safety is superb.
      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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        #4
        ‘She saw and felt things us ordinary mortals missed,’ her agent says of Booker prize-winning author who died on Thursday
        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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          #5
          The final paragraph of The Mirror and the Light.
          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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