August #Bookadayuk – Day 20

Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

THE SEQUEL WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST

I adored Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (see Day 10), and I could have chosen it for a number of categories this month. Not an easy read, but well worth persevering with (oh, might have given away Day 26 there), and totally worth the hype (oops, I’ve done it again).

But the sequel, Bring up the Bodies, is even better. A bit faster paced, not as much use of the ‘he’ pronoun, and has the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn. Though I did see one angry person in the Amazon reviews, berating someone for not including a spoiler alert before announcing Anne is executed.