Books A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel Paperback, 749 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $18 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Place of Greater SafetyAuthorHilary Mantel Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Also by Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Bring Up The Bodies The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about A Place of Greater Safety Chris Dawson/iStockphoto.com Three Books... Heads Will Roll: Three Bastille Day Reads July 14, 2011 Today France celebrates Bastille Day, commemorating one of the best-known events of the 1789 Revolution. Author Penelope Rowlands gives those unfamiliar with the French Revolution a reality check with these three accounts that give new meaning to the term c'est la vie.