Hilary Mantel

“You can be merry with the king, you can share a joke with him. But as Thomas More used to say, it's like sporting with a tamed lion. You tousle its mane and pull its ears, but all the time you're thinking, those claws, those claws, those claws.”


Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
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Bring Up the Bodies Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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