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Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books

Hilary Mantel

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

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.

Constantly illuminating, always penetrating and often very funny, interleaved with letters and other ephemera gathered from the archive, Mantel Pieces is an irresistible selection from one of our greatest living writers.

  • ISBN 9780008429973
  • Title Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
  • Author Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher 4th Estate
  • Imprint 4th Estate
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 14.1cm
  • Height 22.2cm
  • Weight 460g
  • Number of pages 352

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