Tags » Bring Up The Bodies

The Dinners of Wolf Hall

I’ve been watching Wolf Hall (again!) with a friend who recently picked up the novels. Both the books and the television adaptation are very dense with detail, so there’s always more to see. 1,411 more words


Struggling and longing to be 'fictionalized'

So can identify with the whining of the main character in “How Shall I Know You,” a short story in Hilary Mantel‘s The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher… 415 more words

Written Word

A small literary trail around the South West...

Without meaning to over the past week, I managed to find myself on a literary whistle stop tour of the South West of England, so I thought share some snapshots.. 619 more words


The Right Not to Finish

I hereby invoke my right not to finish a book.

I hadn’t come across Daniel Pennac’s Rights of the Reader until Gretchen Rubin mentioned it on her… 256 more words


Reading History: "Bring Up The Bodies" (by Hilary Mantel)

Bring Up The Bodies begins almost immediately after the events of Wolf Hall, with Thomas Cromwell orchestrating the precipitous downfall of Anne Boleyn and the meteoric rise of the blushing Jane Seymour.   788 more words

Historical Fiction

Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

This morning I finished reading Bring Up the Bodies, in which Thomas Cromwell has to make friends with all of his enemies, in order to get King Henry XVIII what he wants – Anne Boleyn gone and Jane Seymour in her place. 728 more words


Wolf Hall

A couple months ago I saw a striking advertisement in the New Yorker for the Masterpiece series based off of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. The ad struck a chord in me and my interest was piqued. 229 more words