Bring Up the Bodies (Paperback)Hilary Mantel (author)
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Winner of Costa Book of the Year 2012
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013
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 (her first was for `Wolf Hall' in 2009).
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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 39 mm
'The greatest modern English prose writer working today.' - Sir Peter Stothard, Chairman of the Man Booker Prize
'Bring Up the Bodies" is simply exceptional...I envy anyone who hasn't yet read it.' - Sandra Parsons, Daily Mail
'A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror.' - Philip Hensher, Independent on Sunday
'In another league. This ongoing story of Henry VIII's right-hand man is the finest piece of historical fiction I have ever read. A staggering achievement.' Sarah Crompton, Sunday Telegraph
'Great novel - worthy companion to Wolf Hall ... Hurry up with the third novel Hilary' - Daily Express
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In some ways, this book is even better than Wolf Hall. Faster moving, it starts where Wolf Hall finished and is almost exclusively about Henry VIIIs failing relationship with Anne Boleyn and his desire to produce a... More
“A great book, but a slower pace to Wolf Hall, I feel.”
A great book, but a slower pace to Wolf Hall, I feel.
A very good book, weaving in and out of the intrigue and plots! Very good but strangely to me, Cromwell felt rather more peripheral or witness to the events he... More
“Bring Up the Bodies”
Found the writing style to be a bit odd and at times it was difficult to be sure who was speaking. A bit boring for the first half but picks up in the second and is worth the read if you can adjust to the style.
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