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Hilary Mantel: Thatcher’s legacy is still with us

Mantel talks about the former Tory PM, and why Jeremy Corbyn is no Robespierre

By Sameer Rahim  

Hilary Mantel © Francesco Guidicini

Hilary Mantel has been widely praised for her Tudor novels following the life of Thomas Cromwell: Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies both won the Man Booker Prize. (She is currently writing the concluding part of the trilogy The Mirror and the Light.) On Wednesday, she was nominated for the BBC National Short Story Award for her story “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.” The story, which caused controversy in some sections of the media when it was published at the…

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