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 (her first was for Wolf Hall in 2009).
By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king's new wife. But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour. 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.
About the Author
Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire. She was educated at a convent and later studied law. After ten years abroad in Africa and the Middle East, she returned to Britain in 1985 to make a career as a writer. She is working on her ninth novel.
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Not to be taken lightly, this novel requires undisturbed reading. Once started and acquainted to the literary style, it becomes impossible to put down.
'The greatest modern English prose writer working today' Sir Peter Stothard, Chairman of the Man Booker Prize '"Bring Up the Bodies" is simply exceptional...I envy anyone who hasn't yet read it' Sandra Parsons, Daily Mail 'A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror' Philip Hensher, Independent on Sunday 'In another league. This ongoing story of Henry VIII's right-hand man is the finest piece of historical fiction I have ever read. A staggering achievement' Sarah Crompton, Sunday Telegraph 'Great novel - worthy companion to Wolf Hall ... Hurry up with the third novel Hilary' Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 6th May 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.41