On the Shelf: The Sequel to Wolf Hall
BRING UP THE BODIES is the chilling story of Anne Boleyn's downfall from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell. Here are a few quotes from the Shelf Awareness review:
"Mantel weaves a richly textured world that is at once deeply foreign and entirely relevant."
"Erotic desire and violent death are a constant, powerful undercurrent despite their subtle deployment."
"No one can know for certain the thoughts and feelings of historical figures--but from extant evidence and an understanding of human nature, a writer can extrapolate, inventing an imagined reality that is convincing in every detail. We see this firsthand, as Cromwell sets out to write the story of Anne Boleyn--and use it to bring about her death."
See the full Maximum Shelf here including an interview with Mantel and a great portrait of Vik, the chill, blue Shelf Awareness guru, all decked out in Tudor finery (see right)!
BRING UP THE BODIES is available now from Henry Holt and Co.