Wolf Hall now in Paperback...New Giveaway!

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel has just been released in paperback and in honor of that the kind people at Picador has given Passages to the Past 1 copy to give away!

SYNOPSIS:  In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power.
 England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.  

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- Giveaway ends on September 16th.




  1. I have heard *such* great things about this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I have been wanting to read this book. I was glad to see it circulate well at the library. It is always nice to see good books read. I hope to get to it soon. It is the perfect book for long winter nights.

  3. Gosh, I'm one of the few who haven't read Wolf Hall yet. What a great giveaway book. I saw this link on Goodreads and I'm glad I came. Lots of interesting stuff here.

  4. Looking forward to reading WOLF HALL this fall/winter. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  5. I loved her novel about the French Revolution and can't wait to read this one.

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  6. Jessica - What is the title of Mantel's novel of the French Revolution you mentioned?

    I just wanted to give a collective good luck to everyone and a thank you for all these incredible giveaways here at PTTP!

  7. FurryReaders--It's called A Place of Greater Safety.


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