A Place of Greater Safety

A Place of Greater Safety 1

by Hilary Mantel

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2007

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From the double Man Booker prize-winner comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination - this is Hilary Mantel's epic novel of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic and debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming and handsome, yet also erratic and untrustworthy. As these young men, key figures of the French Revolution, taste the addictive delights of power, the darker side of the period's political ideals is unleashed - and all must face the horror that follows.
ISBN:
9780007250554
9780007250554
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
880
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x56mm
Weight:
0.61kg
Hilary Mantel

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, DBE FRSL  is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.
She has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and the second for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy. Mantel was the first woman to receive the award twice.
 The third instalment to the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, is in progress.

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  • not for the faint hearted...

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    This book is excellent. The skill of her writing makes you feel like you are in the middle of the action. The characters are complex and so real. This book consumed my life completely... a word of warning... it requires commitment to get through. I was the only one in my book club to finish it. It is more intense than Wolf Hall and definitely not one for lovers of popular fiction.