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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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Mar 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: mine, 2010

I've got it (já cá canta :D).

Wow, can't believe it took me two months to finish this one!
This is actually a rather big book, which I didn't always find easy to read. It's not boring... it's just a bit too political at times.
It tells the story of Thomas Cromwell, who became Henry VIII's advisor. He did not have an easy childhood, but he managed to succeed in life.

Hilary Mantel had a hard task. But she succeeded! She managed to narrate a very famous story (the Tudor's!) and make it interesting and refreshing, by showing it from a new angle. I was quite fond of Thomas's character and admired him. However, he was a true "workaholic"!

* If you have the chance, do visit the Tudor room in the National Portrait Gallery in London. There are portraits for most of the characters of this novel!

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Reading Progress

March 12, 2010 – Started Reading
March 12, 2010 – Shelved
March 12, 2010 – Shelved as: mine
March 12, 2010 –
page 5
March 17, 2010 –
page 80
March 21, 2010 –
page 100
May 14, 2010 – Finished Reading
December 6, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010

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Hirondelle acho que este livro precisava mesmo de ser discutido ao vivo com chá e scones :( já agora, por curiosidade, quanto custou?

Mady Chá e scones só lá para o final de Abril comigo.. nao sei qd com a Xana. O preco do livro é complicado de dizer. Preco de capa 9 libras, mas comprei mais outro que quero oferecer com a promocao do "compre um e tenha 50% de desconto noutro" (este segundo ficou em 4 libras), comprei por 3 libras mais umas etiquetas para oferecer e usei um voucher que descontava 5 libras se gastasse mais de 15 libras. :P Ou seja, paguei 11 libras por dois livros e umas etiquetas :)

Hirondelle Muito bem :)

Florbela Bem, já só falto eu. Devo receber o livro na segunda :)

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