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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel Just announced as this year's Booker Prize winner! Bring Up the Bodies continues where Wolf Hall leaves off. Henry VIII wants to discard wife number 2, Anne Boleyn, for the young, innocent Jane Seymour. Of course when you are the king of England, divorcing a wife and marrying another involves court intrigue, deals made with both noblemen and church leaders, as well as a rash of beheadings. Still told through Henry's advisor, Thomas Cromwell, the book keeps a quick pace and leads all the way to the trial of Anne Boleyn and her claimed suitors for adultery and treason. Although I enjoyed Wolf Hall, I really liked this book. Not sure if it was because it was read by my favorite narrator, Simon Vance, or it was just a better story, but definitely an easy one to recommend.