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Bring Up the Bodies

A Novel

Hilary Mantel

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Falcons
Wiltshire, September 1535

His children are falling from the sky. He watches from horseback, acres of England stretching behind him; they drop, gilt-winged, each with a blood-filled gaze. Grace Cromwell hovers in thin air. She is silent when she takes her prey, silent as she glides to his fist. But the sounds she makes then, the rustle of feathers and the creak, the sigh and riffle of pinion, the small cluck-cluck from her throat, these are sounds of recognition, intimate, daughterly, almost disapproving. Her breast is gore-streaked and flesh clings to her claws.

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    Bring Up the Bodies

    A Novel

    Hilary Mantel

    Man Booker Prize Winner, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Washington Post Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, Time Magazine Top 10 Books of the Year, Entertainment Weekly Best Books of the Year, NPR Best Book of the Year, New Yorker Best Books of the Year, The Independent (UK) Best Books of the Year, Cleveland Plain Dealer's Best Books of the Year, USA Today Best Books of the Year, Costa Book Award - Winner, Walter Scott Prize Shortlist

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