But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices.
Trip him, and he’ll cut off your leg,’ says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. This is a worthy successor to Wolf Hall, and in my opinion, a better novel.
‘Our most brilliant English writer’ Guardian. The sequel to Wolf Hall, 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. Fantastic read for anyone who loves Tudor times. Hilary Mantel's narrative style totally absorbs the reader, as you beoome one of the bystanders, listening in on the gossip and intrigues of Henry VIII"s court. The intrigue surrounding the elevation of Ann Boleyn and the banishment of Katherine of Arragon from the royal bed, is modest stuff compared with the sexual politics that led to the former losing her head, as well as her crown. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. This Man Booker-longlisted novel is a speaking picture, an audacious vision of Tudor England that sheds its light on the modern world.
Bring Up the Bodies is one of The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2012, one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012 and one of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2012.
This book glides along at a very good pace, the characters are well established and he, Cromwell, as he is now referred to throughout is a wonderful subject for a book like this. I have have enjoyed the story relating to the King and his rationalisations and manipulations (however did the author know about the King’s state of mind, so intimately, even to the extent that he liked Seymour’s “duckies” (clearly before the relationship went sour!). She is an amazing storyteller who does meticulous research. A staggering achievement’ Sarah Crompton, Sunday Telegraph, ‘Succeeds brilliantly in every particle … it’s an imaginative achievement to exhaust superlatives’ Spectator, ‘Wolf Hall was a tour de force, but its sequel is leaner, more brilliant, more shocking than its predecessor’ Erica Wagner, The Times, ‘Picks up the body parts where Wolf Hall left off … literary invention does not fail her: she's as deft and verbally adroit as ever’ Margaret Atwood, Guardian, ‘Mantel in the voice of Cromwell is inspired. If you receive an error message, please contact your library for help.
I love how it is from Cromwell's view so we get another dimension on Henry VIII's court and life of someone in the upper circle of Henry VIII. Enjoyed this book. Absolutely riveting read for those interested in well researched historical fiction.
After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. In Bring Up The Bodies, sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (ePub Download). ‘In another league. Fantastic read for anyone who loves Tudor times. ‘Our most brilliant English writer’ Guardian Bring Up the Bodies unlocks the darkly glittering court of Henry VIII, where Thomas Cromwell is now chief minister. ‘This is a bloody story about the death of Anne Boleyn, but Hilary Mantel is a writer who thinks through the blood. Bring up the Bodies A Novel (Book) : Mantel, Hilary : "The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall, delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn.
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Perhaps it is because during this period Henry seems to have lost all reason, so it doesn't have as much thinking and strategizing in a positive way, but more about how to get people executed.
But what is intriguing is that it’s an early account of Brexit, isn’t it? But Henry’s actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line.
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Conditions apply. When Henry VIII visits Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches as he falls in love with Jane Seymour. It’s the prosaic historical and political ‘connective tissue’ between these bones, albeit interesting scenes that I found somewhat tedious—reading in bed would not last beyond five minutes before my eyes lost focus and my brain glazed over (though I am now well informed about jousting and have resolved to avoid it at all costs). But the bloody theatre of the queen's final days will leave no one unscathed.
But the bloody theatre of the queen's final days will leave no one unscathed.
Trip him, and he'll cut off your leg,' says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500.
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