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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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Jun 23, 2012

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Second book of the life of Thomas Cromwell.

Now Henry has tired of Anne Boleyn. She has not produced a son and her intelligence and strong will have alienated his friends. Also, is she unfaithful?

Katherine,Henry's first wife, dies in exile. He now wants to marry Jane Seymour.

At a word from Henry, Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy and 4 of her 'lovers' and her brother, are found guilty and killed.
All for treachery and adultery. Not sure what was true. Supposedly she even slept with her brother.

Cromwell is very, very clever. He is not easy to love in this book, as he was in the first. Also the form in which the book is written is not as easy to read.

But, a good historical novel nevertheless.

Bring on the next one.

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