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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012

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.

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the Man Booker Prize winning sequel to the Man Booker Prize winning Wolf Hall. This historical gem needs no introduction. (fic)

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"Mantel knows what to select, how to make her scenes vivid, how to kindle her characters. She seems almost incapable of abstraction or fraudulence; she instinctively grabs for the reachably real...In short, this novelist has the maddeningly unteachable gift of being interesting."--"The New Yorker"

"["Bring Up the Bodies"] is astringent and purifying, stripping away the cobwebs and varnish of history, the antique formulations and brocaded sentimentality of costume drama novels, so that the English past comes to seem like something vivid, strange and brand new."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Two years ago something astonishingly fair happened in the world of prestigious prizes: the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for 2009 both went to the right winner. The book was Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," and it would have dwarfed the competition any year...It was a hard act to follow. But the follow-up is equally sublime...That ironic ending will be no cliffhanger for anyone even remotely familiar with Henry VIII's trail of carnage. But in "Bring Up the Bodies "it works as one. The wonder of Ms. Mantel's retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again."--"The New York Times"

""Bring Up the Bodies" isn't just her boldest book; it's also her best -- and it reaffirms Mantel's reputation as one of England's greatest living novelists."--"NPR "

"Hilary Mantel made waves in 2009 with her Man Booker Prize-winning page-turner, "Wolf Hall."..The second in her planned trilogy, "Bring Up the Bodies" stalks Anne Boleyn and the soap-opera worthy machinations of Cromwell and his evil allies to bring down the powerful wife of the king. Who knew history could be so sexy?"--"Vanity Fair"

"What's being called the Wolf Hall Trilogy is a remarkable work in progress, a series that makes the past feel immediate and--this is the best part--unpredictable. Even if you know the history, you'll find yourself racing through these pages to find out what happens next."--"People"

"After pulling off this literary feat twice, you realize the smartest person in the room isn't Cromwell after all--it's Mantel."--"The Huffington Post"

"the finest works of historical fiction in contemporary literature."--"The Washington Post"

"Fans of "Wolf Hall" will relish this book, but "Bring Up the Bodies" also stands alone...Her characters are real and vivid people who bring to life the clash of ideals that gripped England at the time. She makes the past present and vital."--"The Economist"

""Bring Up the Bodies" stands magnificently on its own...such is [Mantel's] skill"--"LA Times"

"You won't be able to tear your eyes away."--"The Seattle Times"

"the worst that can be said about Mantel--her latest book makes you angry, because you want more."--"Slate"

"In Mantel's hands, Cromwell's cunning, morally complicated orchestration of that historic slice through the royal neck is as exciting as any thriller."--"Entertainment Weekly"

"With wit, daring style, and a staggering breadth of historical knowledge, Mantel breathes new life into reclaimed territory."--"Bookslut "

Mantel knows what to select, how to make her scenes vivid, how to kindle her characters. She seems almost incapable of abstraction or fraudulence; she instinctively grabs for the reachably real...In short, this novelist has the maddeningly unteachable gift of being interesting. "The New Yorker"

["Bring Up the Bodies"] is astringent and purifying, stripping away the cobwebs and varnish of history, the antique formulations and brocaded sentimentality of costume drama novels, so that the English past comes to seem like something vivid, strange and brand new. "The New York Times Book Review"

Two years ago something astonishingly fair happened in the world of prestigious prizes: the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for 2009 both went to the right winner. The book was Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," and it would have dwarfed the competition any year It was a hard act to follow. But the follow-up is equally sublime That ironic ending will be no cliffhanger for anyone even remotely familiar with Henry VIII's trail of carnage. But in "Bring Up the Bodies "it works as one. The wonder of Ms. Mantel's retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again. "The New York Times"

"Bring Up the Bodies" isn't just her boldest book; it's also her best -- and it reaffirms Mantel's reputation as one of England's greatest living novelists. "NPR"

Hilary Mantel made waves in 2009 with her Man Booker Prize-winning page-turner, "Wolf Hall" The second in her planned trilogy, "Bring Up the Bodies" stalks Anne Boleyn and the soap-opera worthy machinations of Cromwell and his evil allies to bring down the powerful wife of the king. Who knew history could be so sexy? "Vanity Fair"

What's being called the Wolf Hall Trilogy is a remarkable work in progress, a series that makes the past feel immediate and--this is the best part--unpredictable. Even if you know the history, you'll find yourself racing through these pages to find out what happens next. "People"

After pulling off this literary feat twice, you realize the smartest person in the room isn't Cromwell after all--it's Mantel. "The Huffington Post"

the finest works of historical fiction in contemporary literature. "The Washington Post"

Fans of "Wolf Hall" will relish this book, but "Bring Up the Bodies" also stands alone Her characters are real and vivid people who bring to life the clash of ideals that gripped England at the time. She makes the past present and vital. "The Economist"

"Bring Up the Bodies" stands magnificently on its own...such is [Mantel's] skill "LA Times"

You won't be able to tear your eyes away. "The Seattle Times"

the worst that can be said about Mantel--her latest book makes you angry, because you want more. "Slate"

In Mantel's hands, Cromwell's cunning, morally complicated orchestration of that historic slice through the royal neck is as exciting as any thriller. "Entertainment Weekly"

With wit, daring style, and a staggering breadth of historical knowledge, Mantel breathes new life into reclaimed territory. "Bookslut""

Mantel knows what to select, how to make her scenes vivid, how to kindle her characters. She seems almost incapable of abstraction or fraudulence; she instinctively grabs for the reachably real...In short, this novelist has the maddeningly unteachable gift of being interesting. The New Yorker

[Bring Up the Bodies] is astringent and purifying, stripping away the cobwebs and varnish of history, the antique formulations and brocaded sentimentality of costume drama novels, so that the English past comes to seem like something vivid, strange and brand new. The New York Times Book Review

Two years ago something astonishingly fair happened in the world of prestigious prizes: the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for 2009 both went to the right winner. The book was Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, and it would have dwarfed the competition any year It was a hard act to follow. But the follow-up is equally sublime That ironic ending will be no cliffhanger for anyone even remotely familiar with Henry VIII's trail of carnage. But in Bring Up the Bodies it works as one. The wonder of Ms. Mantel's retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again. The New York Times

Bring Up the Bodies isn't just her boldest book; it's also her best -- and it reaffirms Mantel's reputation as one of England's greatest living novelists. NPR

Hilary Mantel made waves in 2009 with her Man Booker Prize-winning page-turner, Wolf Hall The second in her planned trilogy, Bring Up the Bodies stalks Anne Boleyn and the soap-opera worthy machinations of Cromwell and his evil allies to bring down the powerful wife of the king. Who knew history could be so sexy? Vanity Fair

What's being called the Wolf Hall Trilogy is a remarkable work in progress, a series that makes the past feel immediate and--this is the best part--unpredictable. Even if you know the history, you'll find yourself racing through these pages to find out what happens next. People

After pulling off this literary feat twice, you realize the smartest person in the room isn't Cromwell after all--it's Mantel. The Huffington Post

the finest works of historical fiction in contemporary literature. The Washington Post

Fans of Wolf Hall will relish this book, but Bring Up the Bodies also stands alone Her characters are real and vivid people who bring to life the clash of ideals that gripped England at the time. She makes the past present and vital. The Economist

Bring Up the Bodies stands magnificently on its own...such is [Mantel's] skill LA Times

You won't be able to tear your eyes away. The Seattle Times

the worst that can be said about Mantel--her latest book makes you angry, because you want more. Slate

In Mantel's hands, Cromwell's cunning, morally complicated orchestration of that historic slice through the royal neck is as exciting as any thriller. Entertainment Weekly

With wit, daring style, and a staggering breadth of historical knowledge, Mantel breathes new life into reclaimed territory. Bookslut

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