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Man Booker Prize July 25, 2012
   
Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel

Overview - WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE
Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by
"The New York Times Book Review - The Washington Post""- Publishers Weekly
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Named a Best Book of the Year by
"The New Yorker - Time - USA Today - The Economist - "NPR" - The Atlantic - Los Angeles Times - The Wall Street Journal - Chicago Tribune - Entertainment Weekly - The Daily Beast - Financial Times - The Christian Science Monitor - San Francisco Chronicle - Seattle Times - "
The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and "New York Times" bestseller, "Bring Up the Bodies" delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.
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More About Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
 
 
 
Overview
WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE
Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by
"The New York Times Book Review - The Washington Post""- Publishers Weekly
"
Named a Best Book of the Year by
"The New Yorker - Time - USA Today - The Economist - "NPR" - The Atlantic - Los Angeles Times - The Wall Street Journal - Chicago Tribune - Entertainment Weekly - The Daily Beast - Financial Times - The Christian Science Monitor - San Francisco Chronicle - Seattle Times - "
The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and "New York Times" bestseller, "Bring Up the Bodies" delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.
Though he battled for years to marry her--a story told in "Wolf Hall"--Henry is now disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son, and her sharp intelligence alienates his old friends and the noble families of England. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over a few terrifying weeks, Cromwell ensnares her in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour waits her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle, and to defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must now ally himself with his enemies. What price will he pay for Anne's head?
Hailed around the world as a stunning literary achievement, "Bring Up the Bodies" evokes this frightening episode of English history as no book has before.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250024176
  • ISBN-10: 125002417X
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 406

Series: John MacRae Books

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Bring Up the Bodies
is a wonderful addition to Hilary Mantel’s fascinating trilogy-in-progress about Thomas Cromwell’s career in the court of Henry VIII. Following up on the award-winning Wolf Hall, Mantel’s focus this time around is the fall of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. Although she is beautiful and clever, Anne can’t hold Henry’s affections, and her inability to produce a male heir adds to the king’s displeasure. Cromwell designs her downfall, standing at the center of a scheme marked by gossip, intrigue and betrayal—a plot that ends in Anne’s execution and opens the way for Jane Seymour, who replaces her in Henry’s heart. Mantel portrays Cromwell as canny, ruthless and politically astute, yet he’s an oddly appealing figure—the ultimate antihero. Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize, this beautifully written, impeccably detailed slice of history will leave readers wanting more from Mantel.

 
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