The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

by Hilary Mantel

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250074720
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 294,211
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaption of the novels will broadcast in 2015.

The author of fourteen books, 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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