The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

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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 façades. 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.

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‘An exhilarating, if dark, collection ... ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’ is a small triumph: a lesson in artfully controlled savagery’ Sunday Times

‘Remarkably good: taut, engaging and shocking ... acutely observed’ Evening Standard

‘I would recommend the brilliantly chilling ...The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher over most other long or short works this year.’ Telegraph, Books of the Year

‘What a fabulously nasty concoction Hilary Mantel has served up ... It’s a fugu fish of a book; parts of which will leave you dizzily elated, while other parts may make you very ill indeed ... The venom is distilled, bottled and dripped like slowly staining bitters into the cocktail of the entertainment ... That title story, wickedly good, is alone worth the price of admission to the book’ Simon Schama, Financial Times

‘The best stories in the collection ... combine sharp observation and sly wit with a subtle burrowing into the recesses of her protagonists’ heads. The darker stories recall both the metaphysical speculations of Jorge Luis Borges and the trickery of Roald Dahl’ Mail on Sunday

‘Infused with Mantel’s almost lush evocations of isolation and distress ... All in all, these are alluring portraits of interior disquiet’ Observer

‘No one else quite sounds like Mantel in this vein, although a top-level summit of Muriel Spark and Alan Bennett might conceivably come close. Mantel takes absolutely nothing on trust. Bodies can, and will, malfunction; ditto minds, and marriages. Malice, power or simple chance may always undermine the ground beneath your feet’ Independent

‘These are the sticky slices of suburban noir that Mantel served up so well in her pre-Wolf Hall output and they never fail to deliver’ The Times

‘Much of Mantel’s glorious power comes from her unsentimental, forensic gaze and willingness to describe the uncomfortable ... Mantel’s brutally dissecting eye is much in evidence here ... Her prose is sublime ... the glittering details exquisite’ Independent on Sunday

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Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books , including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, and the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST. 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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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condizione: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Codice articolo CLD9780007580972

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Descrizione libro Fourth Estate / HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression with '1' on copyright page. Some very slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, very slight lean, corners slightly bruised. Not price clipped (£14.99), no inscriptions, internally clean and tight, overall a vg++ copy. 244pp. A brilliant and controversial, collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies'. 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 façades. 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. Codice articolo 004352

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Descrizione libro Fourth Estate / HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression with '1' on copyright page. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, WITHOUT DEDICATION, ON TITLE PAGE. Some very slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, not price clipped (£14.99), no other inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy, looks unopened, unread. 244pp. A brilliant and controversial, 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 façades. 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. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 009034

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Descrizione libro 4th Estate, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. SIGNED by Hilary Mantel . Book is in Unread MINT conditiion - still in publishers original wrap - only taken out to confirm print run is 1 . Comes with Toppings Company 'Signed by Author ' belly band . Front/Back: NEW . Spine: NEW . Jacket: New . First (1st) Printing / Impression 1 . Year: 2014 . Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 2274

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Descrizione libro Fourth Estate, London, 2014. HARDCOVER. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 242pp. Inscribed 'Jeremy - with adniration' and signed by author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions) . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Codice articolo T202971

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Descrizione libro Fourth Estate, London, 2014. HARDCOVER. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 242pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions) . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEW unread and unmarked copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Codice articolo T202973

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