Bring Up the Bodies
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Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize
Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Award
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?
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
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What a great reading
I loved "Wolf Hall" and so pre-ordered this book. Never again without a sample - it was like trying to read in a foreign language. The dialogue is tortured, the story so encumbered by the dialogue that I literally found it unreadable.
Not worth the effort
I really enjoyed "Wolf Hall" and was looking forward to reading this book. However, it's written in such a different style that I'd be hard pressed to believe that the author is the same one. The dialogue is difficult at best to follow, or to determine at times who is speaking. Characters are referred to by more than one name which also makes for confusion. I have read many books about the Tudors. I gave up on this one after reading only half, hoping that things would get better. They did not. Would not recommend this at all.