``I just finished the stupendous Wolf Hall [by Hilary Mantel]. It's great. I thought it was brilliantly composed. She's writing about Tudor England, but it's very contemporary, the voice is current. What I love is her complete understanding of political cunning, the back-room negotiations and her sense of what a brilliant, strategic character Thomas Cromwell was.''
-- ELIZABETH GILBERT, author of Eat, Pray, Love and the upcoming Committed