<p><b>A forgotten literary masterpiece, <i>The Man on a Donkey</i> is less about the great figures who shape historical change and more about what it's like to live through it.</b></p><p>This is a sweeping, immersive historical novel that invites the reader to inhabit Tudor history as it unfolds: Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon; Robert Aske's rebels fighting the Dissolution of the Monasteries; the machinations of Cardinal Wolsey and Anne Boleyn.</p><p>It is, quite simply, one of the finest historical novels ever written.</p><p><b>Praise for <i>The Man on a Donkey</i>:</b> <br />
'A classic of historical fiction... Blends real and invented characters and captures all the poignant strangeness of the era' <b>Hilary Mantel</b> <br />
'One of the finest historical novels ever written' <b><i>TLS</i></b> <br />
'A masterpiece' <b>Eamon Duffy</b></p>
<p>A sweeping historical novel about Henry VIII's controversial dissolution of the monasteries.</p>
'A novel that truly brings Tudor England to life... Reading her prose is less like looking at words on a page and more like looking through a window... [Unlike] any other historical novel I've read'
Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Times
'By widespread assent, one of the finest historical novels ever written'
'The great beauty of the writing... The words caress the imagination'
Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail
'A classic of historical fiction... Blends real and invented characters and captures all the poignant strangeness of the era'
<p>With an introduction by John Cooper. </p>
<p>A reissue of a classic and acclaimed historical novel. </p>
<p>MARKET: Hilary Mantel; James Meek; Alison Weir.</p>