Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel

Sequel to Wolf Hall and pretty much takes up the story where that book finished, so we get to hear about Anne Boleyn's fall from favour, and the way that Cromwell is involved with her downfall.

Again, I can't really see why this won the Booker prize: it is good, and I enjoyed it more than Wolf Hall - I think because I was more prepared for the style - but I have trouble imagining that this was the best standalone novel of the year.

One of the most striking things about the book was the way I was caught up in the rather soporific (in a good way) style, so that when I finished this one and moved on to a non-fiction book there was an almost audible crunch of mental gears having to change.

I did like it though, and will read the third one when it comes out.

Completed : 16-Jul-2013 (audiobook)

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