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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

A Novel

Wolf Hall Trilogy (Volume 2)

Hilary Mantel; read by Ben Miles

Macmillan Audio



Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 06/16/2020

ISBN: 9781250774026


This program is read by Ben Miles, who played Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies


The sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.

At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?

Bring Up the Bodies is one of The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2012, one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012 and one of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2012

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

Hilary Mantel; read by Ben Miles

Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. Both novels have been translated into more than 35 languages, and sales for both books have reached over 5 million copies worldwide. She is the author of fourteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost. In 2014 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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