Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

The best literary sensation of latest occasions – and now the inspiration for a serious BBC sequence, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012.

Persevering with what started within the Man Booker Prize-winning WOLF HALL, we return to the courtroom of Henry VIII.

The unstable Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her profession seemingly entwined with that of Cromwell. The break up from the Catholic Church has left England dangerously remoted, and Anne has failed to present the king an inheritor. And when the King begins to fall in love with self-effacing Jane Seymour, the ever-pragmatic Cromwell should negotiate inside an more and more perilous courtroom to fulfill Henry, defend the nation and, above all, to safe his personal rise on the earth. Neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne’s last days.

An astounding literary accomplishment, BRING UP THE BODIES is the story of this most terrifying second of historical past, by considered one of our best dwelling novelists.