9781627792103

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Stories

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    9781627792103

  • ISBN10:

    1627792104

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/30/2014
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Summary

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" (The Chicago Tribune) and "otherworldly" (Washington Post).

"A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a 'capital 'E.'"-NPR

"A book of her short stories is like a little sweet treat."-USA Today (4 stars)

"[Mantel is at] the top of her game."-Salon

"Genius."-The Seattle Times

One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories

In The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel's trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, unsparing eye, and rascally intelligence are once again fully on display.

Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel way.

Cutting to the core of human experience, Mantel brutally and acutely writes about marriage, class, family, and sex. Unpredictable, diverse, and sometimes shocking, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher displays a magnificent writer at the peak of her powers.

Author Biography

Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement. The Royal Shakespeare Company recently adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim. The two productions, which run at the Swan Theater in Stratford-upon-Avon until March 29th have been sold out for months. Those without tickets can look forward to the BBC/Masterpiece six part adaption of the novels, which will broadcast in the Spring of 2015 with "Homeland" actor, Damien Lewis, to star as Henry VII and Mark Rylance to portray Thomas Cromwell.



The author of thirteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving up the Ghost, she is currently at work on the third installment of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy.

Table of Contents

SORRY TO DISTURB     1
COMMA     37
THE LONG QT     61
WINTER BREAK     71
HARLEY STREET     85
OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON     113
HOW SHALL I KNOW YOU?     131
THE HEART FAILS WITHOUT WARNING     167
TERMINUS     191
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER     203
CREDITS     243

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