ONLINE CLASS: Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety (2097)

Two Sundays: September 20 and 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.

$70.00 (10% off for members)

Before Hilary Mantel's blockbuster Wolf Hall series, before her eerie and dark contemporary novels, she wrote A Place of Greater Safety. This novel of the French revolution was her first book but is a masterpiece in its own right. This two-session course will examine the novel closely, while also considering supplementary material about the time period and historical figures. Two Sundays: September 20 and 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Reading schedule:

We will discuss parts 1-4 in the first class, and part 5 in the second. (The numbered parts are misleading; this division makes for just over half the pages in the first class.) Students are welcome to have the whole book completed by the first class, in case they would like to avoid any incidental spoilers, but it's not a requirement.


A Place of Greater Safety, by Hilary Mantel

Carrie Callaghan’s debut novel, A Light of Her Own, about 17th century painter Judith Leyster, was published by Amberjack in 2018. Her new novel, Salt the Snow (Amberjack, 2019), is about trail-blazing but little-known early 20th century journalist Milly Bennett and her years in 1930s Moscow and Spain. Carrie’s short stories have been published in multiple literary journals around the country, and she is a senior editor with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000008120
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A Place of Greater Safety: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312426392
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Published: Picador - November 14th, 2006