Madeline's Reviews > A Place of Greater Safety

A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Nov 19, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, revolution, funny, class, we-used-to-be-friends, francophilia, 2008, epigrammatic, novels
Recommended to Madeline by: Ji
Read in May, 2008

If you are looking for a novel that will make you over-identifying and over-sympathize with Robespierre, well come on down, I have the book for you.

No, but really - it's wonderful.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Place of Greater Safety.
Sign In »

Quotes Madeline Liked

Hilary Mantel
“This was an idea peculiar to Camille, Maximilien thought, that the worse things get, the better they get. No one else seems to think this way.”
Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel
“Already d'Anton did not believe this. He recognized it as a disclaimer that Camille would issue from time to time in the hope of disguising the fact that he was an inveterate hell-raiser.”
Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel
“DANTON: Could you indeed? It's you idealists who make the best tyrants.
ROBESPIERRE: It seems a bit late to be having this conversation. I've had to take up violence now, and so much else. We should have discussed it last year.”
Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety

No comments have been added yet.