Wolf Hall is a historical novel set in the period from 1500 to 1535. It is a fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.
❚ “The sheer number of characters and confusingly written passages make for a frustrating read. I usually enjoy historical fiction but this story was way too labourious – I only finished it because I didn’t want to let my bookclub friends down and, because it was one of the few books I bought, I had a financial incentive to make the most of it!” – Jo
❚ “Perhaps it was because I know next to nothing about English royalty or its history, but I found this book difficult to read or enjoy, and to be honest, I skim read a lot of it.” – Rachel