Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell #2) by Hilary Mantel
Condition: New with minor bookshelf wear (edge-worn)
Genre: Historical Fiction
WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR and COSTA NOVEL AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE and the WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
Now the inspiration for a BBC mini-series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, and directed by Peter Kosminsky
Continuing what began in the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, we return to the court of Henry VIII. The volatile Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her career seemingly entwined with that of Cromwell. The split from the Catholic Church has left England dangerously isolated, and Anne has failed to give the king an heir. And when the King begins to fall in love with self-effacing Jane Seymour, the ever-pragmatic Cromwell must negotiate within an increasingly perilous court to satisfy Henry, defend the nation and, above all, to secure his own rise in the world. Neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne’s final days.