Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel is published in hardback by Fourth Estate, priced £20. Available now.

Renowned author Hilary Mantel follows her 2009 Booker-winning novel Wolf Hall with its eagerly anticipated sequel Bring Up The Bodies, which focuses on Anne Boleyn's downfall.

By 1535, Thomas Cromwell has become Chief Minister to King Henry VIII and one of the most powerful men in the country, but his position becomes tenuous when Henry falls in love with Jane Seymour.

Already out of favour with Europe and with many enemies in court, Cromwell uses all of his cunning to find an agreeable solution to the problem, which ultimately leads to the demise of Anne Boleyn - an event that will leave neither Cromwell nor Henry unblemished.

Complete with all the same panache and acuity Mantel used in Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies is a great work of literature that paints a fascinating picture of Tudor life and the final, bloody days of Anne Boleyn.

(Review by Ben Major)