The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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One of our most accomplished and acclaimed writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a masterly collection of contemporary stories Paperback features the addition of a brand new story! 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 casual 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.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781443436601
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jul 01, 2020

I checked this one out because I am in the midst of reading the Wolf Hall series. I realize that I prefer novels more than short stories.

Jun 01, 2016

Nice to see Hilary Mantel take off her "Wolf Hall"/"Bring Up the Bodies" hat for a bit.

Some really great evocative stories here. My particular favorite was "How Shall I Know You", the one about an author having to go to a small literary festival type event out in the boonies.

May 27, 2015

Ten short stories; accomplished and witty. "Sorry to Disturb" is particularly good.

athompson10 Feb 26, 2015

All the stories are unsettling and dark; two in particular, "Winter Break" and the title story, were outstanding.

JCLEmilyW Oct 27, 2014

This collection of stories is just as crisp, unnerving, and vivid as I had hoped it might be. A pervasive sense of unease and foreboding hangs over each of these stories, although, for the most part, violence is only hinted at, not seen. Mantel's dark humor adds a wry twist to each tale. Don't expect the sweeping epic style of this author's wonderful Wolf Hall trilogy, but instead settle in to enjoy the trim, lean lines of this short form. A perfect read for an overcast and windy October day.

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