Bring Up the Bodies (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 2)

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HarperCollins Publishers, May 10, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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I remember finding Wolf Hall a bit of a chore and so I had put off reading this for a while. In the end I found it more accessible than the first perhaps because it covered less ground. Henry still ... Read full review

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Even better, in my opinion, than Wolf Hall, Mantel’s first book in the trilogy/series! Mantel’s portrayal of Cromwell is that of a complicated man, even a hero of sorts (something that is not ... Read full review

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Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books , including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST, and the short story collection THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded The Man Booker Prize – an unprecedented achievement.

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