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Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire. She was educated at a convent and later studied law. After ten years abroad in Africa and the Middle East, she returned to Britain in 1985 to make a career as a writer. She is working on her ninth novel.
A worthy sequel to "Wolf Hall", this book continues the saga of Thomas Cromwell, and the twists and turns of court intrigue in Henry Tudor's England.Published 6 months ago by Anne Martin
I really enjoy Mantel's writing, and her research. This one is even better than Wolf Hall.Published 8 months ago by Bettyjane Wylie
It is as dramatic and engaging as any political, horror, detective thriller can be. Much intelligence about the practices, society, and values of the era. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Elizabeth Rowland
Gripping! Not only a well told (though well known) story, but so good with details of life in the 1500s in England that one gets a 'feel' of what it must have been like to live in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by GJ
This is a worthy successor to Wolf Hall, and in my opinion, a better novel. The first ends with a marriage; the 2nd with an execution. I much prefer executions to marriages. Read morePublished 13 months ago by David M. Goldberg
I like stories based on historical happenings, irrespective of where they took place, and Bring up the Bodies is one of them. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Susie Njiks