I would have thought the author of Wolf Hall might have been a bit cautious before messing with Royals - their supporters can be horribly thin skinned. Hilary Mantel offers an eloquent critique of the future Queen's public image (not of the human being as far as I can read) and she is accused of a 'vile attack.' There seems to now a tirrade of abuse heading in her direction. Hugely disproportionate response from where I am standing. But I just ask, before one passes comment please read what Mantel actually wrote.