Michael says . . . "Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall, was one of the best books I've read in the past ten years -- rich and gripping and disturbing. She took the familiar tale of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and made it new and vibrant again. So I came to Bring Up of the Bodies with some pretty heavy expectations. I am glad to say she's done it again. Far more compressed than its predecessor, she presents the fall of Anne Boleyn in a way that makes it live. Even when you know what's coming, you're shocked . . . a great read."