Bring Up the Bodies (John MacRae Books) (Large Print / Paperback)

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— Henry Holt

The superb sequel to the 2009 Booker Prize winner Wolf Hall. With Henry VIII now tired of Anne Boleyn, his Secretary Thomas Cromwell must manipulate the downfall of Anne and her influential family - while the adherents of the next queen, Jane Seymour, wait to grab power.

— Louise Jones

So seldom does a sequel live up to it's mate; this book does it picks up right where Wolf Hall ends. What I admire most is how Mantel speaks so convincingly in a 16th century male voice. This book also won the Man Booker Prize, another amazing achievement. — Maeve Noonan


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. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.

At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies" follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?

About the Author

Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of ten previous novels, including "Wolf Hall," which sold more than 200,000 copies and won the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Her previous works include her novel, "A Place of Greater Safety," and her memoir, "Giving Up the Ghost." She lives in England with her husband.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594136191
ISBN-10: 159413619X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2013
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: John MacRae Books