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Bring up the Bodies: Booker Prize Winner 2012

Bring up the Bodies: Booker Prize Winner 2012

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Fourth Estate
About the Book: Bring up the Bodies Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize forLiterature. The sequel to the 2009 Man Booker-winning 'WolfHall'. 'My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he'll gouge your eyeout. Trip him, and he'll cut off your leg,' says Walter Cromwell inthe year 1500. 'But if you don't cut across him he's a very gentleman. and he'll stand anyone a drink.' By 1535, Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from hishumble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes haverisen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, for whosesake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. But,Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, andAnne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure theTudor line. When Henry visits Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches as Henryfalls in love with the silent, plain Jane Seymour. The ministersees what is at stake: not just the king's pleasure, but the safetyof the nation. As he eases a way through the se ... See more
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