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Old Feb 20th 2013, 1:09 am
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Hilary Mantel says Kate has the 'appearance of a shop-window mannequin'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21508408
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Old Feb 20th 2013, 1:22 am
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How rude
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Default Re: Novelist criticises Kate Middleton's appearance.......

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Hilary Mantel says Kate has the 'appearance of a shop-window mannequin'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21508408
If this is the same person that Sky News was going on about, she said quite a bit more than that. I think it's a litte daft to be honest, she's ****ed for an honour now.

At the same time, there is a little bit of truth in some of the comments aswell.
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Default Re: Novelist criticises Kate Middleton's appearance.......

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Hilary Mantel says Kate has the 'appearance of a shop-window mannequin'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21508408
I doubt Kate will be too upset about being criticised by a woman who appears to be 18 months pregnant and strikes an uncanny resemblance to Grotbags.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Hilary Mantel says Kate has the 'appearance of a shop-window mannequin'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21508408
Who is Hilary Mantel?

I know which of them I would like to.........
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Default Re: Novelist criticises Kate Middleton's appearance.......

why does it matter what the novelist looks like though? Can only 'good looking' people say something about the way other people look?
Oh but you are ugly so shut up...or you must be jealous cause you don't look like her...what a load of bullshit.

I mostely agree with what she said about Kate, bland, plastic, boring one trick pony, no 'personality' type girl.
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
I doubt Kate will be too upset about being criticised by a woman who appears to be 18 months pregnant and strikes an uncanny resemblance to Grotbags.
I wouldn't insult Grotbags with such a comparison.

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This is taken out of context. The comments are from a long piece in the London Review of Books which looks at historical context of royal wives and Mantel is not nasty as the later articles make it appear. Always best to have the full story, eh? Shame the 'reporters' didn't bother reading it properly all for the sake of a farical story intended to cause upset.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n04/hilary-mantel/royal-bodies

Hilary Mantel is a Booker Prize winning author. That's a considerable achievement.
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
why does it matter what the novelist looks like though? Can only 'good looking' people say something about the way other people look?
Oh but you are ugly so shut up...or you must be jealous cause you don't look like her...what a load of bullshit.

I mostely agree with what she said about Kate, bland, plastic, boring one trick pony, no 'personality' type girl.
on 1st paragraph.

As for the criticism, bet there's quite a few people who secretly agree with the gist of what she said if not the details.

Kate does appear somewhat manufactured . Those shots of her in riding gear looks like a photo shoot for Ralph Lauren or some upper crust appealing mag. The dresses are like something out of a "Appropriate Royal dress mold".

That said, am agnostic on her character/personality.
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Default Re: Novelist criticises Kate Middleton's appearance.......

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
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http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n04/hilary-mantel/royal-bodies

Hilary Mantel is a Booker Prize winning author. That's a considerable achievement.
Never heard of her, and her books sound shite.
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Never heard of her, and her books sound shite.
She also made the first comments about appearance. Live by the sword and so on....
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Default Re: Novelist criticises Kate Middleton's appearance.......

Nobody 'knows' Kate apart from close friends and family, so let them be the only folk who can judge?

Meow's right though, context is important. In the right context, I'd like Kate to (careful here)
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Default Re: Novelist criticises Kate Middleton's appearance.......

Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Never heard of her, and her books sound shite.
You think maybe your comment reflects more on you than on (Booker prize winning) Hilary Mantel?
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post

I mostely agree with what she said about Kate, bland, plastic, boring one trick pony, no 'personality' type girl.
But she is fit. And lets not forget they are the 1st royal breasts that have been seen in a long time.
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Originally Posted by Miss Anne Thrope View Post
You think maybe your comment reflects more on you than on (Booker prize winning) Hilary Mantel?
No.
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