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

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

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Hilary Mantel - Introduction, Olivia Dowd Release Date: October 2020

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. Her subjects range far and wide: Robespierre and Danton, the Hite report, Saudi Arabia where she lived for four years in the 1980s, the Bulger case, John Osborne, the Virgin Mary as well as the pop icon Madonna, a brilliant examination of Helen Duncan, Britain’s last witch. There are essays about Jane Boleyn, Charles Brandon, Christopher Marlowe and Margaret Pole, which display the astonishing insight into the Tudor mind we are familiar with from the bestselling Wolf Hall Trilogy. Her famous lecture, ‘Royal Bodies’, which caused a media frenzy, explores the place of royal women in society and our imagination. Here too are some of her LRB diaries, including her first meeting with her stepfather and a confrontation with a circus strongman. 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.

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Bring Up the Bodies Audiobook

Bring Up the Bodies

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Ben Miles Release Date: June 2020

Listen to the exciting new rendition of Bring Up the Bodies, read by Ben Miles who was personally cast by the author and played Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies. With an historic win for Bring Up the Bodies, the second book in the gripping Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. Winner of the Costa Book of the Year. By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king's new wife. But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour. Cromwell must find a solution that will satisfy Henry, safeguard the nation and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne's final days. An astounding literary accomplishment, Bring Up the Bodies is the story of this most terrifying moment of history, by one of our greatest living novelists. 'Simply exceptional...I envy anyone who hasn't yet read it.' DAILY MAIL 'A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Wolf Hall Audiobook

Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Ben Miles Release Date: June 2020

Listen to the exciting new rendition of Wolf Hall, read by Ben Miles who was personally cast by the author and played Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies. The winner of the Man Booker Prize and captivating first book in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage. 'Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good.' DAILY MAIL 'Our most brilliant English writer.' GUARDIAN Shortlisted for the Golden Man Booker Prize.

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Falken, Teil 2 von 2 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 2 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Falken, Teil 2 von 2 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 2 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Frank Stöckle Release Date: April 2020

England zur Tudor-Zeit: Als Sekretär und erster Minister von König Henry VIII. hat Thomas Cromwell 1535 den Zenit seiner Macht erreicht. Er ist zusammen mit der neuen Königin Anne Boleyn aufgestiegen. Nun wartet ganz England ungeduldig auf die Geburt eines männlichen Erben. Doch Anne Boleyn vermag dem König keinen Thronfolger zu schenken und henry verliebt sich in die schüchterne Jane Seymour. Erneut liegen die Geschicke Englands in Thomas Cromwells Händen.

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Spiegel und Licht, Teil 1 von 3 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 3 (Gekürzt) Audiobook

Spiegel und Licht, Teil 1 von 3 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 3 (Gekürzt)

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Frank Stieren Release Date: April 2020

Wenn du bei einer Hinrichtung nicht die Wahrheit sagen kannst, wann wirst du sie jemals sagen können? England 1536: Mit der Hinrichtung Anne Boleyns ist Thomas Cromwell mehr denn je der engste Vertraute Henrys VIII. Loyal gegenüber dem König, gerissen im Umgang mit Verbündeten, gnadenlos gegen Feinde triumphiert der Mann aus einfachen Verhältnissen über alle. Doch was wird geschehen, wenn seine Feinde erstarken und sie den König auf ihre Seite ziehen?

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Spiegel und Licht, Teil 2 von 3 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 3 (Gekürzt) Audiobook

Spiegel und Licht, Teil 2 von 3 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 3 (Gekürzt)

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Frank Stieren Release Date: April 2020

Wenn du bei einer Hinrichtung nicht die Wahrheit sagen kannst, wann wirst du sie jemals sagen können? England 1536: Mit der Hinrichtung Anne Boleyns ist Thomas Cromwell mehr denn je der engste Vertraute Henrys VIII. Loyal gegenüber dem König, gerissen im Umgang mit Verbündeten, gnadenlos gegen Feinde triumphiert der Mann aus einfachen Verhältnissen über alle. Doch was wird geschehen, wenn seine Feinde erstarken und sie den König auf ihre Seite ziehen?

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Spiegel und Licht, Teil 3 von 3 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 3 (Gekürzt) Audiobook

Spiegel und Licht, Teil 3 von 3 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 3 (Gekürzt)

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Frank Stieren Release Date: April 2020

Wenn du bei einer Hinrichtung nicht die Wahrheit sagen kannst, wann wirst du sie jemals sagen können? England 1536: Mit der Hinrichtung Anne Boleyns ist Thomas Cromwell mehr denn je der engste Vertraute Henrys VIII. Loyal gegenüber dem König, gerissen im Umgang mit Verbündeten, gnadenlos gegen Feinde triumphiert der Mann aus einfachen Verhältnissen über alle. Doch was wird geschehen, wenn seine Feinde erstarken und sie den König auf ihre Seite ziehen?

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Falken, Teil 1 von 2 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 2 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Falken, Teil 1 von 2 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 2 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Frank Stöckle Release Date: April 2020

England zur Tudor-Zeit: Als Sekretär und erster Minister von König Henry VIII. hat Thomas Cromwell 1535 den Zenit seiner Macht erreicht. Er ist zusammen mit der neuen Königin Anne Boleyn aufgestiegen. Nun wartet ganz England ungeduldig auf die Geburt eines männlichen Erben. Doch Anne Boleyn vermag dem König keinen Thronfolger zu schenken und henry verliebt sich in die schüchterne Jane Seymour. Erneut liegen die Geschicke Englands in Thomas Cromwells Händen.

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The Mirror and the Light Audiobook

The Mirror and the Light

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Ben Miles Release Date: March 2020

Listen to the long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Read by Ben Miles, who played Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, and was personally cast by the author. This edition includes a bonus conversation between Ben Miles and Hilary Mantel. 'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?' England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

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Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light Audiobook

Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Anna Bentinck, Dan Stevens, Jospeh Kloska, Julian Rhind-Tutt Release Date: March 2020

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2012 Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013 Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009 Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2009 All three entries in Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall Trilogy, brought together for the first time in audio. In Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, one of our very best writers brings the opulent world of the Tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas Cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry VIII’s coutiers. But the bloody theatre of Cromwell’s ascension will leave no one unscathed. This collection includes expertly adapted versions of Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light alongside The World of Wolf Hall, a listening guide which explores the key themes and historical context of the novels, and offers listening group questions to discuss. Read by Dan Stevens, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Joseph Kloska, and Anna Bentinck.

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The Mirror and the Light: An Adaptation in 30 Minute Episodes Audiobook

The Mirror and the Light: An Adaptation in 30 Minute Episodes

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Joseph Kloska Release Date: March 2020

4th Estate presents the essential adaptation of The Mirror and the Light. ‘A masterpiece’ Guardian ‘It is a book not read, but lived’ Telegraph ‘Her Cromwell novels are, for my money, the greatest English novels of this century’ Observer ‘If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?’ England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry’s regime to breaking point, Cromwell’s robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

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Wölfe, Teil 2 von 2 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 1 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Wölfe, Teil 2 von 2 - Thomas Cromwell, Band 1 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Frank Stöckle Release Date: March 2020

England 1520: Henry VIII. ist noch immer ohne männlichen Thronfolger, was für ihn eine persönliche wie politische Katastrophe ist. Ohne einen Erben droht dem Königreich ein verheerender Bürgerkrieg. Henry VIII. will daher seine Ehe mit Katharina von Aragón annullieren lassen und seine Geliebte Anne Boleyn heiraten. Das sorgt für heftigen Widerstand in Rom und in Europa. In dieser heiklen Situation sind nun die Fähigkeiten Thomas Cromwells gefragt. Mit Bestechung, Einschüchterung und Charme steigt er zum wichtigen Vertrauten Henrys auf. Der Emporkömmling sieht sich bald von Feinden umgeben wie von einem Rudel Wölfe.

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