Or does she? Here's what Hilary Mantel actually said: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n04/hilary-mantel/royal-bodies
far too long
I think her point has been proved somewhat by the way the media have reacted and (deliberately?) mis-reported it.
Talk about a slow news day. I guess people are bored of horse meat and if they print any more about Pistorious it will be flat out contempt.
I would have thought the Mail would be all over that.
How much are they padding out the word count on that front page? It's practically the same three sentences repeated slightly differently.
Obviously left herself open for the ' it's people like you what killed Diana' - angle though.
you gotta let people say what they like about you. Even if it actually wasn't an insult.
echoes the level of political discourse in this country
Shelf stackers more important than geologists
Royal handmaidens more important than decorated novelists
and the media in question managed to twist it so that it looks like she attacked the Princess rather than the coverage?
is that right?
welcome to Britain
WOlf hall and bringing up the bodies are both being adapted by the rsc this autumn.