Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

In 2009, Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall. It’s set in the 1520s and tells of the rise from obscurity to power of Thomas Cromwell, who became one of King Henry VIII’s most trusted advisors through sheer intelligence and determination. Told with great originality and energy, it takes a period of history that most of us are familiar with and makes it fresh and immediate. Wolf Hall won it’s author legions of fans (myself included!) who have been looking forward to the continuation of Cromwell’s story. And now it’s finally here! Bring Up the Bodies is the sequel to Wolf Hall and centres on the downfall of Anne Boleyn, as Henry falls in love with the quiet, plain Jane Seymour. Both books are highly recommended. If you’re quick, we have a gorgeous limited edition hardback signed by the author for $55, which is very special. The book is also available in trade paperback for $33

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