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BRING UP THE BODIES

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Second in Mantel's trilogy charting the Machiavellian trajectory of Thomas Cromwell.The Booker award-winning first volume, Wolf Hall (2009), ended before the titular residence, that of Jane Seymour's family, figured significantly in the life of King Henry VIII. Seeing through Cromwell's eyes, a point of view she has thoroughly assimilated, Mantel approaches the major events slantwise, as Cromwell ... Read full review

Review: Bring Up the Bodies

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Ray Palen

BRING UP THE BODIES won Hilary Mantel the 2012 Man Booker Prize. This was no easy feat as the subject matter was a retelling of one of the most wellknown eras in world history the emergence of King Henry VIII of England. To take such popular material and convert to a fictionalized account is a difficult task and one that Mantel took quite seriously. She is purported to have created her own card ... Read full review

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User Review  - rab1953 - LibraryThing

Bring Up The Bodies was, for me, less interesting than Wolf Hall. What I liked in Wolf Hall was Mantelís detailed picture of life and politics in an England changing from a medieval world to a modern ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

The second book by Hilary Mantel telling of Thomas Cromwell and his role in the affairs of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn etc. The author has chosen a quirky format, not quite first person, so we have the ... Read full review

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User Review  - JenBurge - LibraryThing

For a writer to provide you with such detailed vision of events which took place nearly 500 years ago is no small feat. Her prose is nothing short of extraordinary and I hope the author will continue to shed light on the exploits of the curious Mr. Cromwell. Read full review

Review: Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell trilogy #2)

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

Can't wait for book # 3! C'mon Hilary! Read full review

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User Review  - Caryn.Rose - LibraryThing

Beautiful and heartbreaking. She makes all the characters seem so human and alive. Read full review

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