Hilary Mantel attacks critics over BBC’s Margaret Thatcher story broadcast

Exclusive: Author makes spirited response to Mail on Sunday after corporation decides to air The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher on Radio 4’s Book at BedtimeRead Hilary Mantel’s controversial short storyMan Booker prize-winning author Hilary Mantel delivered a spirited attack on her critics after the BBC was condemned over plans to broadcast her “mischievous” short story on the imagined assassination of Margaret Thatcher.Outraged Tory grandees had clamoured to denounce the announcement that the Wolf Hall author’s “twisted” fantasy, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, would feature in the coveted Book at Bedtime slot on Radio 4 in an article that appeared in the Mail on Sunday. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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