Bring Up the Bodies (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 2)
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction
‘Simply exceptional...I envy anyone who hasn’t yet read it’ Daily Mail
‘A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror’ Independent on Sunday
With this historic win for Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes.
By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king’s new wife. But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour. Cromwell must find a solution that will satisfy Henry, safeguard the nation and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne’s final days.
An astounding literary accomplishment, Bring Up the Bodies is the story of this most terrifying moment of history, by one of our greatest living novelists.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - smik - LibraryThing
This really is one of those books you could read again and again (as I have done) because there is always something "new" to absorb. Henry VIII has an almost insurmountable problem: he is aging, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alexrichman - LibraryThing
It’s the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, but this is an Anne Boleyn book. It’s hard to write a political thriller when the ending is so infamous, but Mantel adds such flesh onto Boleyn’s bones that it feels like a brand new story. Read full review