LRB defends Hilary Mantel over Kate comments

The London Review of Books has attempted to clarify comments made by Hilary Mantel about the Duchess of Cambridge, saying the author was actually criticising the media.

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What Mantel really wrote is about how the media make the royals suffer: 'I’m asking us to back off and not be brutes.'http://t.co/ZG8Rms8u

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