My blog posts here get automatically posted to my Facebook home page (but not, BTW, to my “fan” page, as I would like, for reasons I’ve yet to sort out). Typically, on Facebook, there can evolve quite a discussion, which is what happened to my post a week ago Friday, “Weeping over History.” Margaret Donsbach, Katherine Mary Govier and I got into quite an interesting discussion about the POV Mantel used in her brilliant novel, Wolf Hall. Govier has now written an excellent review of that novel for the Canadian National Post, “Why I love Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall,” in which she mentions some of what was discussed.
Meanwhile, I’m still under the spell of that brilliant novel. I’ll be adding it to my Great Historical Novels lists. Few can compare.
Tess, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I found that it plunged me into the past in a very rare way.
I'm reading it now and Sean wants it after me! Enjoying it so far. Funny thing is, I just watched the Season 3 finale of The Tudors (in which Cromwell is beheaded), so it's cool to be now immersed in his story in a more historically based setting *g*.