Coming Soon

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Now Hilary Mantel—winner of the Booker Prize for Wolf Hall (available for $4.99 for a limited time)—turns her considerable talents to revisiting the end of Boleyn’s life in the sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, available for pre-order now. When King Henry VIII threw aside his queen in order to marry Boleyn, the scandal set in motion one of the most tumultuous periods of English history. So when the irascible Henry becomes disenchanted with Boleyn, her own life turns chaotic. Soon she’s facing a trial for adultery and treason, and her powerful family joins her in a fight for her life—a pivotal event that would help set the English Reformation in motion.


Fans of the fascinating history of Tudor England will delight in Mantel’s lush and evocative fictionalization.


NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Hilary Mantel” to download her impressive historical novels.

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by StephanieMT ‎05-02-2012 10:47 AM - edited ‎05-02-2012 10:48 AM

Can this be read as a stand alone novel?  As I have no interest in reading about Thomas Cromwell, also Wolf Hall has a LOT of bad  reviews on this site.  So I'm skeptical about spending my money on it.  But I love anything Anne Boleyn so would like to read Bring up the Bodies.

by JeremyCesarec on ‎05-02-2012 02:28 PM

Hi Stephanie,

Yes, this can be read as a stand-alone novel. In terms of the user reviews for WOLF HALL--it does have 85 5-star reviews, so a lot of people seem to have liked it. Plus, it won the Booker Prize, which is one of the most prestigious literary prizes, so that's certainly a nice endorsement :smileyhappy:

by ‎05-02-2012 03:34 PM - edited ‎05-02-2012 05:04 PM

Wouldn't these "Coming soon" postings have more value if B&N could actually get their pre-order technology to work consistently? It's one of the most common complaints on the forums, that when the book actually comes out, it won't show up on the Nook unless the buyer goes through the incredibly kludgy steps of archiving and unarchiving it.


IMO you shouldn't post links to a book with a "Preorder" button on it until B&N fixes preordering.

by pondside on ‎05-02-2012 06:54 PM

$12.99?  Really?  Some ebook prices seem way out of line.  I was interested until I saw the price.  I'll borrow it from the library.

by sheba2 on ‎10-19-2012 10:03 AM

Although I did not know that I was interested in Cromwell, I loved both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.  The storytelling is excellent as is the writing.