This gripping sequel to Wolf Hall is the second volume of Hilary Mantel’s remarkable trilogy charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell.

England, 1535. Anne Boleyn, for whose sake Henry VIII has broken with Rome, has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line. Meanwhile, Henry has developed a dangerous attraction to Jane Seymour. The king’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, must negotiate a ‘truth’ that will satisfy Henry and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne’s final days.

The Man Booker Prize 2012
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4th Estate
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Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize twice - with Wolf Hall (2009), and Bring Up the Bodies (2012)
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Other nominated books by Hilary Mantel

The Mirror & the Light
Wolf Hall
Prize winner
Beyond Black