Bring up the Bodies : Book Club Set - 10 Copies

Bring up the Bodies : Book Club Set - 10 Copies

Book - 2012 | First Canadian edition
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By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. But Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line. When Henry visits Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches as Henry falls in love with the silent, plain Jane Seymour. The minister sees what is at stake: not just the king's pleasure, but the safety of the nation. As he eases a way through the sexual politics of the court, and its miasma of gossip, he must negotiate a "truth" that will satisfy Henry and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge undamaged from the bloody theatre of Anne's final days.

In Bring Up the Bodies, sequel to the Man Booker Prize- winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins,, [2012]
Edition: First Canadian edition
ISBN: 9781554687794
Branch Call Number: Book Club Set
Characteristics: xiii, 411 pages : genealogical tables ; 23 cm


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Sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

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Mar 03, 2021

Second book in Thomas Cromwell series (Wolf Hall).

Mar 01, 2021


Feb 19, 2021

2nd book in Thomas Cromwell series

Jan 03, 2021

#2 in trilogy

Dec 09, 2020

Second in trilogy

Jul 23, 2020

Cromwell's a snake! He would fit in well with the Trump administration.

Jul 08, 2020

I appreciate how this author introduces the reader to the characters and their positions and connections to others. A great story about Thomas Cromwell with Henry and Anne being supporting characters.

Apr 08, 2020

The sequel to "Wolf Hall" only gets better, with Mantel's intense portrait of the grisly and dangerous life of shifting alliances within Henry VIII's court. Titles, offices, incomes, and benefits accrue to those in favor, but exile and ruin and the Headman's axe await those whose ambitions fail.

Jul 14, 2019

I can only quote my friend Louise in a review she wrote recently on another book, "I wish every book I read would be as good as this." The sequel to the equally amazing Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies continues Mantel's riveting exploration of the life, times, and character of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's right-hand man and fixer. Not only is the story fascinating, but Mantel manages a writing style that's exciting and intriguing on its own. Please - will one of my friends read these already so I can talk about them with someone?!? I hear there's another book on this subject coming from Mantel, but I hope she does more. Cromwell is young yet and this installment took place in a short period of time, only a year or two...

Apr 09, 2019

I exclaimed "better!" when mood was set comparable with Shakespeare's play, for the poetic narration and modern lingo.

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