Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy #1)
Author: Hilary Mantel
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
Publisher: Harper Collins
The greatest literary sensation of recent times - and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009. England, the 1520s. Henry VIII has been king for almost twenty years, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is unable to deliver the divorce he craves. For a man with the right talents this crisis could be an opportunity... In WOLF HALL, one of our very best writers brings the opulent, brutal world of the Tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas Cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry VIII's courtiers.