The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released September 24, 2014
ISBN 9780007580972

£75.00

A brilliant – and rather transgressive – collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’.


Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed writers. 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 façades. 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 Mantel’s unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.

Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition in a near-fine dust jacket, with some light bruising to the top of the spine.


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All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is an English writer whose work includes historical fiction, personal memoirs and short stories.

She has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first time for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and secondly for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy.

Mantel was the first woman to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of J.M. Coetzee, Peter Carey, and J.G. Farrell (who posthumously won the Lost Man Booker Prize). The third instalment to the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, was released on 5th March 2020 in the UK.

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition in a near-fine dust jacket, with some light bruising to the top of the spine.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.