Mantel's triumphant return to Tudor times

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

2nd June, 2012
Hans Holbein's 1537 painting of Henry VIII.

Bring Up The Bodies

.....

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.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago