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Publisher Description

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

Fiction & Literature
May 8
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

Anonimouse4 ,

Format corrected

An earlier comment says the family trees at the beginning of the book are illegible. That problem seems to have been corrected.

eyenoise ,

Bring up the bodies

This is a wonderful novel but I regret purchasing it as an iBook. The introduction includes a series of family trees which have not been formatted for the iPad and are therefore essentially illegible. The same charts are very easy to read in the hardcover version of the book.

The publisher did a disservice to readers and the author by not spending the time to properly format the book for the iPad.

Wendy Victor ,


Luminous; breathtaking story-telling, and even better than the first part of the trilogy. I loved it!!

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