Bring Up the Bodies
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... show more
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?
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Pages no: 407
Edition language: English
Series: Thomas Cromwell Trilogy (#2)
It's not the future dystopia of The Hunger Games, but it's not far off. Henry VIII requires an heir, and he must be rid of Ann Boleyn, and this is where it all starts going horribly wrong. Because the reader already knows how the story turns out there is a constant and oppressive suspense as one rea...
As with Wolf Hall, I feel like I had a deeper experience listening to this book and immersing myself in the thoughts of Thomas Cromwell. I am still part of what seems to be the minority that enjoyed Wolf Hall more, but Bring Up the Bodies still stands high above most modern literature. The second in...
bookshelves: spring-2015, published-2012, tudor, series, tbr-busting-2015, e-book, booker-winner, costa-whitbread-winner, britain-england, summer-2015 Read from November 18, 2013 to June 03, 2015 Description: Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn...
Just a short comment that Mantel has been slowly, ever so slowly showing Cromwell become changed by power. It's very nicely done. Can't wait for the third book.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel Note: all my complaints are based on my interpretation of the book--subjective at best-- and my limited knowledge of the history of the time period. Therefore, all of my complaints may, in fact, be objectively wrong. I don't think so at the present, but that do...