Man Booker Winner announced for 2012
The Winner is Hilary Mantel for "Bringing up the Bodies"
Congratulation to Hilary for backing up her 2009 Man Booker award winning novel Wolf Hall
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Man Booker winner is the sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall.
‘Bring Up The Bodies succeeds brilliantly in every particle of this:
it’s an imaginative achievement to exhaust superlatives’ Spectator
By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, is far from his humble
origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with
those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife. But Anne has failed to bear a
son to secure the Tudor line. At Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches Henry fall
in love with plain Jane Seymour. The minister sees what is at stake:
not just the king’s pleasure, but the safety of the nation. As he eases a
way through the sexual politics of the court, he must negotiate a
‘truth’ that will satisfy Henry and secure his own career. But neither
minister nor king will emerge undamaged from the bloody theatre of
Anne’s final days.
In Bring up the Bodies, sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf
Hall, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening
episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.
‘This is a great novel of dark and dirty passions, public and private.
It is also an exploration of what still shocks us… A truly great story,
it rolls on’ James Naughtie, Financial Times