Bookclub: Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel

In this bookclub we'll discuss Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. The session will be hosted by Nooshin and the discussion will be in English.

The Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel has been rightfully lauded since the publication of its first instalment (which won the first of two Booker Prizes the trilogy went on to accrue). It is, yes, a hefty historical fiction series. And yes, it does tell the oft-retold story of (some of) Henry VIII’s divorced, beheaded, or dead wives. But this is no mere gimmick or juicy bedtime story. The books follow the shrewd mind of Thomas Cromwell, the cunning son of a blacksmith who moved up in the ranks and became the chief minister of the king. Cromwell has historically been depicted as a power-hungry villain as opposed to Thomas More’s angelic man-of-his-word (A Man for All Seasons being the most glaring example). Mantel’s gentle, intelligent, and drily humorous pen, however, gives Cromwell and his rise and fall the reevaluation they have long deserved. A rewarding text through and through.

Practical information:

- Friday 24 January from 16h till 18h
- Participation is free, free contribution is appreciated
- Registration required via button at the top or mail to Register separately for every meeting.

Bookclub: Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
24 jan. 2025
Boekhandel De Groene Waterman
Boekhandel De Groene Waterman
Wolstraat 7, Antwerpen