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I've lost someone important. There will be no more books. Maybe the greatest novelist of my lifetime.

I've lost someone important. There will be no more books. Maybe the greatest novelist of my lifetime.

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That depends a lot on you! She's written long, dense historical novels (Wolf Hall and the rest of that trilogy, and A Place of Greater Safety) as well as shorter, sly, dark modern-day ones (Eight Months on Ghazza Street, Beyond Black). All are challenging! Definitely not comfort reading, but it is so good to be in contact with a mind like hers, so sharp, penetrating, and insight that somehow goes beyond compassion. I haven't actually read them all because they are such an investment of energy. But I will.

Thank you! If I want a shorter modern one, what's your favourite?

Also, I saw the West End adaptation of the Wolf Hall books, but not the TV ones - if you've seen it, do you recommend?