The Downfall of Anne Boleyn

When Hilary Mantel was asked, “Are you happy?” she said, “From time to time, yes…it depends almost entirely on the last sentence I wrote. If it was a good one, I am happy.” Best known as the English novelist who won the Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel has written a plethora of excellent sentences.

Bring Up the Bodies is Mantel’s latest novel. If you are interested in Tudor history, and the trial of Anne Boleyn in particular, you are sure to enjoy it.