Winner of the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2010.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009.
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2009.
Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "One of the outstanding books of the year - historical fiction at its best."
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009.
The subject of Henry VIII will always provide a rich source of historical, political and scandalous fodder and here Hilary Mantel concentrates on one of the most interesting times in his reign – the divorce of Catherine of Aragon and his split from the Church of Rome. Mantel breathes life in to every character and even if you feel you have heard this story a million times she brings an original and tantalising voice to the period.