The rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell is brilliantly portrayed in Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall. This Folio Society edition is illustrated by world-renowned fine artists Igor & Marina.
Bring Up the Bodies
Illustrated by Igor & Marina
Book 2 of the ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy
Hilary Mantel’s monumental trilogy continues with Bring Up the Bodies. Published in series with Wolf Hall, this lavish Folio edition is illustrated by celebrated artists Igor & Marina.
‘The wonder of Ms. Mantel's retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again.’
- The New York Times
Joining the phenomenal best-selling Folio edition of Wolf Hall, the second book in Hilary Mantel’s trilogy also features the striking artwork of fine artists Igor and Marina. Working in pencil, the artistic duo delves into the minutiae of Cromwell’s life, bringing emotion and intrigue to the 11 drawings. A spectacular colour frontispiece and stunning binding design complete their work on this incredible edition.
Henry VIII has grown tired of Anne Boleyn and wants a new queen … Thomas Cromwell will help him fulfil this desire. In the second book in what is arguably the greatest trilogy of the modern era, Mantel immerses the reader in the narrative of the King’s chief minister, as played out against the glamorous and contentious backdrop of Tudor London.
Bound in printed and blocked cloth
Set in Adobe Caslon
Colour frontispiece and 11 full-page mono drawings with gold borders, including one double-page spread
2 family trees
3 gilded edges
10˝ x 6¾˝
‘This is what life does for you in the end; it arranges a fight you can't win.’
Picking up where Wolf Hall left off, we see Cromwell become ever closer to the king. However, he must take care; treading a fine line between personal ambition and serving the best interests of the country, as he negotiates Henry’s desire for a new queen. Told from shifting perspectives, Mantel’s storytelling style is disconcerting, the narrative leaping from first-person to half-light and shadows so the truth is elicited from unexpected corners. Igor and Marina’s incredibly detailed pencil sketches seek out and capture the most intimate of moments in Cromwell’s world and, in doing so, perfectly align with Mantel’s unique narrative style.
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