Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 1, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

The Restless Dead

I miss Hilary Mantel already. And I think: it is already later than we think.  Today I’d love to share a few reflections on her life and work… From Maggie O’Farrell (“Hamnet”), in The Guardian: We have lost another monarch this week. Mantel was queen of literature, and her reign was, like Elizabeth II’s, long, varied and uncontested. She leaves behind a huge, unfillable vacuum, …

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