Friday Jun 27
First Nighter: Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...
Although it may be that most men would prefer their first-born to be a boy, is there any man in history more intent on having a son than Henry VIII, known to intimates as Harry? Hilary Mantel persuasively presents the case for his preeminence at this relentless need in Wolf Hall , which won the 2009 Man Booker Prize, and then again in Bring Up the ... (more)
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Queen Bestows Honors on Zandra Rhodes
NOTHING LIKE A DAME: Queen Elizabeth has bestowed one of her highest honors on Zandra Rhodes for services to British fashion and textiles: damehood.
The Charlotte Observer
Angelina Jolie honored by Queen Elizabeth II
In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, Hilary Mantel, poses after being announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, holding her prize for the photographers shortly after the award ceremony in central London.
Hilary Mantel becomes a Dame
The popular writer, 61, whose novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies about the life of Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell have been critical and commercial hits, already has a CBE.
Mantel 'delighted' at dame honour
Best-selling author Hilary Mantel, who has been made a dame for services to literature, said she saw the honour as "encouragement for the future".