Written by Hilary Mantel, one of Britain's finest writers, Wolf Hall won the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and was adapted into a hugely popular BBC drama starring Mark Rylance, Claire Foy and Damian Lewis.
Set during the Tudor period of 1500 to 1535, this expertly written novel follows Thomas Cromwell's rise to power and looks at how his influence spreads throughout politics.
It features many famous characters from this time in history and shows how Tudor England was a tumultuous place full of passion and pain.
One of the most awful books I have been disappointed by. The hype meant I was looking forward to reading it, but I really hated it.
"Hugely rewarding read" -
A masterpiece of a truly literary historical novel. Characters are truly engaging, the dialogue at once modern but believable and the historical developments presented as a gripping narrative revolving around the life of one person, Thomas Cromwell. Hilary Mantel can't put a foot wrong in my opinion.
Sue Richardson, 17/05/2011
"Absolutely brilliant" -
If you're at all interested in history, this is the perfect book to curl up with when you have time to get involved in a long, fascinating read. Great characters, detail that brings the 16th century alive, a compelling plot... this has it all and I genuinely couldn't put it down!