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5.0 out of 5 stars
What can you say? It's Hilary Mantel., 23 Mar. 2014
Superb novel. Even though I know the history very well of this period and knew exactly who would be getting it in the neck when and how it was still a real page turner simply to find out how Ms Mantel would handle a situation; never disappointed. Some new takes, new side long looks at things. Good stuff. Only thing was her editor seems to have decided that it was too confusing to simply refer to Cromwell as "he" without a specific reference. The first novel was a tad confusing to start with until you realised that every time she wrote "he" she referred to Cromwell even if the subject of the sentence was really someone else. In this book someone has decided to clumsily attach Cromwell to the sentence eg "The night was dark, he, Cromwell, ..." But can't wait for the next one.