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Wolf Hall Trilogy

New York Times bestselling author Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy is the magnificent, riveting historical saga of the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII, featuring Anne Boleyn, Thomas More, Jane Seymour, and other political and royal players from Tudor England.

Man Booker Prize-winning novels among other honors, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies also served as the basis for the six-part BBC and PBS Masterpiece television series starring Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and The Crown’s Emmy Award-winner Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn, as well as being adapted into award-winning and critically-acclaimed stage plays in London’s West End and on Broadway.

“Dazzling…Thomas Cromwell remains a controversial and mysterious figure. Mantel has filled in the blanks plausibly, brilliantly. Wolf Hall has epic scale but lyric texture. Its 500-plus pages turn quickly, winged and falcon-like…both spellbinding and believable.”—The New York Times Book Review

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    • The Mirror & the Light

    • Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 3)
      Hilary Mantel
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller

      With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her...

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  • Bring Up the Bodies: The Conclusion to PBS Masterpiece's Wolf Hall
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  • Bring Up the Bodies
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    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 2)
      Hilary Mantel
      Picador

    • WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

      The sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies delves into...

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  • Bring Up the Bodies
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    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 2)
      Hilary Mantel; Read by Simon Vance
      Macmillan Audio

    • The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn...

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  • Wolf Hall: As Seen on PBS Masterpiece
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    • Wolf Hall: As Seen on PBS Masterpiece

    • Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Hilary Mantel
      Picador

    • Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole...

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    • Wolf Hall

    • Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Hilary Mantel
      Picador

    • In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power.

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    • Wolf Hall

    • Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Hilary Mantel, read by Simon Slater
      Macmillan Audio

    • In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power.

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Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. Both novels have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Mantel is the author of over a dozen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost. In 2014 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Simon Vance

Simon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of approximately 400 audiobooks, winner of 27 AudioFile Earphones Awards, and a 12-time Audie Award-winner. He won an Audie in 2006 in the category of Science Fiction and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Biography and History and in 2010 Best Voice in Fiction by AudioFile magazine. 

 Vance has been a narrator for the past 25 years, and also worked for many years as a BBC Radio presenter and newsreader in London.  Some of his best-selling and most praised audiobook performances include Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies (an Audie award-winner), Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander series (all 21 titles), the new productions of Frank Herbert’s original Dune series, and Rob Gifford’s China Road (an AudioFile 2007 Book of the Year). Vance lives near San Francisco with his wife and two sons.

Simon Slater

Simon Slater is the narrator of Hilary Mantel’s bestselling book Wolf Hall, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award. Slater’s film credits include Dealers, Iron Lady, Hornblower and Entrapment. His work as a theatrical actor includes a five-year run in the musical Mamma Mia! as Sam Charmichael, as well as Forbidden Broadway (Fortune), Waiting for Godot, and Wind in the Willows (Nuffield Southampton). Slater has made guest appearances in many TV series, including Heartbeat, Birds of a Feather, Doctor Who, Inspector Morse, Lovejoy, Monarch of the Glen and Where the Heart Is. Slater has also appeared in the Theatre Royal In Winchester playing Captain Hook in a performance of Peter Pan during the Christmas season of 2010/2011.