Excerpt #16

What is the nature of the border between truth and lies? It is permeable and blurred because it is planted thick with runout, confabulation, misunderstandings and twisted tales. Truth can break the gates down, truth can howl in the street; unless truth is pleasing, personable and easy to like, she is condemned to stay whimpering at the back door.

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up The Bodies, page 159

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