Forgotten Books: A Place of Greater Safety
Last week for Patti Abbott’s forgotten books project, I blogged about Swann by Carol Shields. In turn, I passed the baton on to Clea Simon, who today reminds us of A Place of Greater Safety. Says Clea:
For my turn, I’m picking Hilary Mantel’s A Place of Greater Safety, a book I find myself re-reading regularly. It’s historical fiction, but like all Mantel’s work, defiantly unsentimental. Instead, as it follows the fathers of the French Revolution Camille Desmoulins, Jacques Danton, and Maximilien Robbespierre and their colleagues from their bourgeois upbringing through to their end, in the Terror of their own creating, it celebrates the blood lust in all of us, as enthusiasm begets cruelty and passion consumes itself.Cool! Definitely one to pick up. You can read more of Clea’s assessment here.