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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel


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 at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell as Anne and her powerful family fight back while she is on trial for adultery and treason. Time magazine's Lev Grossman says,

"The rush of Bring Up the Bodies comes on even faster than that of Wolf Hall ­­-- there's none of what Holden Caulfield would have called the 'David Copperfield crap.' no childhood traumas and formative life lessons."

Mantel is at work on the third book in the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light. She says, "I want to combine aspects of both books: the fast turn of events that you have in Bring Up the Bodies, but also the interior voice of Cromwell, the spiritual aspect that you saw more of in Wolf Hall."

Jacki @ Central

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