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9780007315093

Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

Publisher Fourth Estate

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012

Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction

‘Simply exceptional…I envy anyone who hasn’t yet read it’Daily Mail

‘A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror’ Independent on Sunday

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.

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king’s new wife.

But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour.

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.

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About the Author

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is an English writer whose work includes historical fiction, personal memoirs and short stories.


She has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first time for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and secondly for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy.


Mantel was the first woman to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of J.M. Coetzee, Peter Carey, and J.G. Farrell (who posthumously won the Lost Man Booker Prize). The third instalment to the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, was released on 5th March 2020 in the UK.

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    Very good first edition in a very good dust-jacket. Some yellowing and minor warping to pages. Minor creasing and wear to the dust-jacket, and minor signs of wear to the hardcover. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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