London Review of Books

As the truism goes, we get our whole lives to write a debut, and considerably less to produce the follow up. As a result
It looks like bookish feminists are winning the war on the pale, stale and male literary establishment.
In a chorus that has chirruped on since the dawn of time, the world united to shut Mantel up. Some of the nastier comments on her facebook page were painful in their venom. Tweets called her rude, and admonished her with patronising clichés like 'If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'.