I read Wolf Hall in paperback and bought the audio version of Bring Up the Bodies. Both are compelling and beautiful but somwhow the audio version brought the atmosphere alive for me. I revel in the complexity of Cromwell's thoughts - humane, even compassionate, but utterly ruthless - as imagined by the author.
Hliary Mantel deserves every plaudit and award she gets and a whole lot more. I can't wait for the final book
"Interesting story, beautifully told"
I could hardly bear to hit the pause button when listening to The Chaperone. The story was gripping, the characters absorbing and Elizabeth McGovern's narration just perfect. The changing attitudes towards gender, sexuality and morality are wonderfully portrayed during Cora's long and truly fascinating life. It's a wonderful book and highly recommended!
I came across David Sedaris on R4. The short story - both written and read by him - was delightful and hysterically funny. On the strength of that reading I downloaded this collection, which is simply brilliant. My only problem is that every time I listen, I know I'm nearer to finishing. He's definitely the funniest writer I have come across in years
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