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Are we now free to criticise Hilary Mantel?

Tue 19 Feb, AT 13:00 Nigel Horne

Some critics have been as unkind about the novelist as she is about Kate Middleton, says Nigel Horne

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Hilary Mantel attack on 'plastic' Kate Middleton sparks anger

First Reaction Tue 19 Feb, AT 09:09

Author calls pregnant Duchess a 'doll' with 'no personality' - but have critics missed the point?

Fifty Shades author EL James wins a good sex award

One-Minute Read Wed 5 Dec, AT 09:17

Canada's Nancy Huston gets Bad Sex award while 'mummy porn' author wins popular fiction trophy

Second Booker for 'heroine of British literature' Hilary Mantel

First Reaction Wed 17 Oct, AT 10:43

And she could win the prize again, even if her trilogy is proving hard going for some readers

Hilary Mantel and Will Self head Man Booker shortlist

First Reaction Tue 11 Sep, AT 15:57

Critics praise 'fresh and innovative' list, but the favourites are familiar names

'Delightful' Booker prize longlist snubs the old guard

First Reaction Thu 26 Jul, AT 13:13

Hilary Mantel impressed this year's Booker judges, but Amis and McEwan failed to make the cut

Bywater

There’s more to life than adultery in north London

Fri 6 Jan, AT 15:27 Michael Bywater

Contemporary novelists might be letting us down - but who wants to read about people just like us?

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