June's Book: Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel joins us for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about Bring Up the Bodies, which won the 2012 Man Booker Prize. It’s the second book in her series following Thomas Cromwell, set Henry VIII’s England. It picks up where Wolf Hall left off, and it traces the downfall of King Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, who failed to give him a son. Start with Wolf Hall (winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize), which tells the story of Henry VIII’s split from the Catholic Church and his split from his first wife to marry Anne Boleyn. The books have been called “stunning,” “dazzling,” and “the finest works of historical fiction in contemporary literature.” Pick them up now and immerse yourself in the politics and palace intrigue of Tudor England!