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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Stories
Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 9780007583089
Pages: 336
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Hilary Mantel is one of Britains most accomplished, acclaimed and garlanded writers. Uniquely, her last two novels, 'wolf hall' and its sequel bring up the bodies, both won the man Booker prize for fiction.

In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday facades. Childhood cruelty is played out behind the bushes in comma, nurses clash in Harley street over something more than professional differences and in the title story, staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting game. Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road in Greece, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit. Displaying all of mantels unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.