Mantel's triumphant return to Tudor times

Mantel's triumphant return to Tudor times
Hans Holbein's 1537 painting of Henry VIII.

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Fourth Estate, €16. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

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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