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Monday, October 5, 2009

Mailbox Monday #15

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Things have been slowing down for my mailbox - I received two books this past week and I don't think that I have any upcoming for the next week (unless something shows up by surprise or I forgot something). Sad but a little necessary at the moment - I have like 7 books to review right now.

From the publisher:

  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Synopsis: "In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death."

From UK Book Depository:

  • Battle of the Queens by Jean Plaidy

Anything good in your mailbox?

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  1. I received Wolf Hall a week ago, and I'm waiting for my copy of Elizabeth's Women and India Edghill's new book Delilah to review over at Scandalous Women.

  2. Im currently reading Wold Hall in between bouts of morning sickness. How are you liking it so far? Im not very far in I admit but its good so far.

  3. I got Wolf Hall too and what a nice hardback copy too!

    Here's my mailbox: http://www.passagestothepast.com/2009/10/mailbox-monday.html

    Have a great week Heather!

  4. Definitely jealous of the Wolf Hall acquisition!!


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