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The Residue of a Dream: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall: Margaret Norwich

"""Some of these things are true and some of them lies.  But they are all good stories.""  Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novel Wolf Hall is the first volume in her Tudor trilogy, and the literary sensation of our time!  In this dazzling and complicated masterpiece Mantel brings to life the opulent and brutal court of Henry VIII through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's boy who became the King's trusted adviser.  Our close reading of this novel may reveal the craft, or is it alchemy? of this amazing author!  Please join us: it's a good story too!"

Tutor: Margaret Norwich

"Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/DeMontfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."