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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

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June 2012, no. 342
Peter Rose reviews 'Bring up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

Fourth Estate, $32.99 pb, 411 pp, 9780007353583

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Reviewed by
June 2012, no. 342

Royals, it seems, have their tenacious uses, often fictive. Contemporaries such as Alan Bennett and Edward St Aubyn have deployed them. One hundred years ago, Ford Madox Ford wrote his singular trilogy (1906–08) about Katharine Howard, The Fifth Queen of Henry VIII. Now the esteemed novelist and memoirist Hilary Mantel returns to the Tudor world, again with revisionist intent.

Peter Rose reviews 'Bring up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

Fourth Estate, $32.99 pb, 411 pp, 9780007353583

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