New app delves further into Booker Prize-winner 'Wolf Hall'

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On March 9, HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate and app developer Enhanced Editions released a new Wolf Hall application for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app includes an e-book version of Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winning title, as well as family trees, an essay by Mantel, a video discussion, and a news feed.

Wolf Hall is Mantel's historical novel about English king Henry VIII's advisor Thomas Cromwell. The book won the 2009 Man Booker Prize, becoming the best-selling Booker winner in history, and is also in the running for a US National Book Critics' Circle award.

The Wolf Hall app contains the full text of Mantel's novel as well as a number of multimedia extras and exclusives: a 30-minute video discussion between Hilary Mantel and historian David Starkey, a cast of characters and Tudor family trees, an essay by Mantel on the problems of historical fiction, and a regularly updated news feed with videos, podcasts, and extras.

The full paid app is available for £6.99 (€9.99) at www.itunes.com/appstore.

In addition, a free "sampler" version includes the book's first chapter, the news feed, and a short clip from the video discussion.

 

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