Diane’s review of Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette Hilary Mantel does historical fiction like few alive.

message 2: by Libby (new)

Libby Wow! Ok I'm in!

message 3: by Fionnuala (new)

Fionnuala Glad you loved this, Diane :-)

message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane Hi Jeanette, yes! I need to read more of Mantel's work.

message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane Hi Libby, I hope you get a chance to enjoy this series!

message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane Hi Fionnuala, yes, I really did love it. It's such a fascinating period of history, and these stories were told really well.

message 7: by Rae (new)

Rae Meadows Thanks, Diane--I LOVED this book, and I agree that is even better than Wolf Hall. I don't know how Mantel does it. Her project with Cromwell is really extraordinary and I cannot wait for the third installment, coming soon I think.

message 8: by Diane (new)

Diane Hi Rae, that is good to know the third Cromwell book is coming soon! I was happy to read that you also thought this second book was better than the first one, which was still great. Mantel is amazing.

message 9: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette She does it in a different method than Mantel, but if you like historical fiction to depth of mundane work or psychological purpose, try Norah Lofts "house" books. The series ones have to be read in order. "Bless This House" would be one to try to see if you like her approach. Just like in Mantel, IMHO, the characters come alive.

message 10: by Henk (new)

Henk Fully agreed, I loved Bring Up the Bodies more than Wolf Hall as well, it was really a thrilling and addictive read!

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