The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

And Other Stories

by Hilary Mantel

Hardback Publication Date: 22/09/2014

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A brilliant - and rather transgressive - collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies'. Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday facades. Childhood cruelty is played out behind the bushes in 'Comma'; nurses clash in 'Harley Street' over something more than professional differences; and in the title story, staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting game. Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road in Greece, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit. Displaying all of Mantel's unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.
ISBN:
9780007580972
9780007580972
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
22-09-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
204x135x24mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the author of fourteen books, including A Place Of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, the memoir Giving Up The Ghost, and the short-story collection The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher.

Her two most recent novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize - an unprecedented achievement.

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