Mantel's Bring Up The Bodies: a review

Mantel's Bring Up The Bodies: a review
Henry VIII: a portrait by Hans Holbein

Joanne Hayden reviews the Booker Prize-winning novel by Hilary Mantel, Bring Up The Bodies.

Joanne Hayden reviews the Booker Prize-winning novel by Hilary Mantel, *Bring Up The Bodies*.

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Among Hilary Mantel's manifold talents is her knack of presenting history and those who inhabit it as part of a continuum. Her historical characters belong to both the past and the present, their behaviour and belief systems reminiscent of today, despite being rooted in a bygone era.

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