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  1. Lifestyle - Books - Man Booker Prize

    Mantel could make history with Booker Prize double

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 06:47pm by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Hilary Mantel is favoured to become the first woman to win the coveted Man Booker Prize for fiction twice, with her historical novel Bring Up the Bodies ahead ... this year has been dominated by 60-year-old Mantel. She won the Booker in 2009 with Wolf Hall, her acclaimed 650-page historical novel charting Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in King Henry VIII’s ...

  2. Bring Up the Bodies

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (read by Simon Vance) Fourth Estate (audiobook) I loved Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, her extraordinary Man Booker-winning novel about ... in sensational terms, Anne was not long for the king's bed. Mantel's focus, however, remains on Cromwell, who combines class insecurity, bureaucratic genius and religious clarity. Vance reads ...

  3. News - World - LITERATURE

    Hilary Mantel does Booker double with 'Bring Up the Bodies'

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author, and the first woman, to win the literary prize twice, after first receiving the accolade in 2009 Writer does Booker double with 'Bodies' British writer Hilary Mantel has won the prestigious Man Booker literary prize for a second time with her blood-soaked Tudor saga Bring Up the Bodies, which ...

  4. Wolf Hall

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jame Kidd Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Fourth Estate HK$121 Here it is, then, the 2009 Man Booker winner. Hilary Mantel has arrived, with her big cheque and even bigger boost to her sales. It has been a long time coming: Mantel has published many worthy works (Fludd, Beyond Black) before triumphing with this gloriously written historical story set in the court of Henry VIII. Our ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Hilary Mantel makes history with second Booker prize

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 03:33pm

    ... Reuters in London Hilary Mantel wrote herself into the history books on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and first Briton to win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction twice with Bring ... Stothard described Mantel as the ”greatest modern English prose writer” and said she had rewritten the art of historical fiction. Wolf Hall, her re-imagining of the rise of blacksmith’s son Thomas ...

  6. Sacred Hearts

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant Virago, HK$108 Sarah Dunant writes meaty, intelligent and enjoyable historical novels. Set regularly in and around Renaissance Italy, they fall somewhere between stories by litterateurs such as Hilary Mantel and populists like Ken Follett. Sacred Hearts, her ninth work of fiction, is driven by two central characters. Serafina ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British author Mantel slams ‘plastic princess’ Kate

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 08:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British novelist Hilary Mantel faced criticism on Tuesday after describing Prince William’s wife Catherine as a “shop window mannequin” with a “plastic ... Boleyn, who features heavily in Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall. In a lecture given two weeks ago at the British Museum and reprinted this week in the London Review of Books literary journal, Mantel said ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION JAMES KIDD

    Odd but interesting golf-centred story

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd: e- and audiobook reviews for August 19 The Yipsby Nicola BarkerFourth Estate(e-book) The Yips by Nicola Barker Fourth Estate (e-book) As we near the announcement of 2012's Man Booker shortlist, it is high time to catch up with some titles on the longlist. Having already covered Hilary Mantel's excellent Bring Up the Bodies, I'll start with another ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The crisis exposed all the defects in the political system Professor Hu Angang on the impact of the Sars outbreak on the mainland   As painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character Author Hilary Mantel on Kate Middleton   It will take a bold person to say there is no corruption in the game locally Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Funding withdrawn for Man Asian Literary Prize

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... publicly traded hedge-fund manager, and also sponsors the Man Booker Prize, which was awarded in London on Tuesday to British author Hilary Mantel. The Man Group's link to literature has ...




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