Bring Up The Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

On Sale: 06/05/2013

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About the Book

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction

‘Simply exceptional…I envy anyone who hasn't yet read it' Daily Mail

‘A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror' Independent on Sunday

With this historic win for ‘Bring Up the Bodies', Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes, as well as being the first to win with two consecutive novels. Continuing what began in the Man Booker Prize-winning ‘Wolf Hall', we return to the court of Henry VIII, to witness the irresistible rise of Thomas Cromwell as he contrives the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

By 1535 Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn. But the split from the Catholic Church has left England dangerously isolated, and Anne has failed to give the king an heir. Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour. Negotiating the politics of the court, Cromwell must find a solution that will satisfy Henry, safeguard the nation and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne's final days.

An astounding literary accomplishment, ‘Bring Up the Bodies' is the story of this most terrifying moment of history, by one of our greatest living novelists.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007315109
  • ISBN 10: 0007315104
  • Imprint: 4th Estate - GB
  • On Sale: 06/05/2013
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 22.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction

Biography

Hilary Mantel is the author of fourteen books, including A Place Of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, the memoir Giving Up The Ghost, and the short-story collection The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher. Her two most recent novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize - an unprecedented achievement.


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