Longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. 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, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church.
But Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line.
In Bring up the Bodies Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.
This new novel is an audacious vision of Tudor England that sheds its light on the modern world.
This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Pages: 12 pages
- Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/08/2012
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781471203091