Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel (John MacRae Books)

Hilary Mantel
WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZEWINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARD Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Publishers WeeklyNamed a Best Book of the Year byThe New Yorker • Time • USA Today • The Economist • NPR • The Atlantic • Los Angeles Times • The Wall Street Journal • Chicago Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • The Daily Beast • Financial Times • The Christian Science Monitor • San Francisco Chronicle • Seattle Times • Slate • Kansas City Star • New York Daily News • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Cleveland Plain Dealer • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • The Daytona Beach News-JournalThe sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies 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? The Minn

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