ARC Giveaway: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Yesterday I received an unexpected ARC of Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel on my doorstep, however, being the impatient person that I am I had already purchased the hardcover on release day, so I am passing on the awesomeness to one of my loverly followers!!

I am about halfway through and loving it even more than I did Wolf Hall, which I didn't think possible!  

Publication Date:  May 8, 2012 | Henry Holt and Co. |432p


The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn...

Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.

At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?

Giveaway Information

- To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway).
- Giveaway is open to US ONLY.
- +5 additional entries become a follower of Passages to the Past. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries. 
- +3 additional entries join the Passages to the Past FB Page.
- +3 additional entries follow me on Twitter.
- +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook or Google+.  You can use the SHARE buttons below.
- Giveaway ends on May 28th.



  1. Thanks, Amy!!!

    sidhekist at gmail dot com


  2. Hi Amy !! Please enter me I am a follower of your blog and a fb page follower as well thx!!
    Marci -

  3. Ooh! Lucky for us that you're impatient!! Here's hoping.

    C xx

  4. And now, here's my email (sorry...excitement and all)
    cathyholst [at] gmail [dot]com

  5. This book looks good!

    +5 GFC follower
    +3 twitter follower
    +3 fb follower

  6. OOoo please! I have Wolf Hall (I need to crack it open) and would love to have the second one. Thanks!

    +5 I follow
    +3 I follow FB
    +3 I follow you on Twitter
    +1 Shared on Twitter (vegasbookgirl)
    +1 Shared on FB

    You rock, thanks!!!

    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for the giveaway, Amy! Would love to win a copy.

    Already a follower of the blog, the FB page and Twitter! :)

  8. I would love to read this book.
    I am a Facebook follower

  9. Thanks for the chance. I follow GFC @Jeanne and email.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  10. +5 Follower of Passages to the Past.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  11. +3 Follow Passages to the Past on Facebook @Jeanne Bates Tennant.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  12. +3 Follow on twitter @momma8385
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  13. +1 tweeted about giveaway @momma8385 -!/momma8385/status/203588336940617728
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  14. currently listening to it and loving it. thanks for this giveaway. I did all this:
    - +5 additional entries If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries.
    - +3 additional entries join the Passages to the Past FB Page.
    - +3 additional entries follow me on Twitter.
    - +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by tweeting [!/wordsandpeace/status/203594666006945792]
    and posting this giveaway on Facebook
    and Google+.

  15. 5+I am a follower following. On fb 3follow o3n twitter shared. On twitter.

  16. Thanks Amy. Wolf Hall was fabulous. I'm sure Bring Up The Bodies is too.



  18. Can't wait to read her latest!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  19. I am so excited about this one! Thanks for the chance.

    +5 I follow GFC
    +3 I follow FB


    ooo i can't wait to read this book.

    I'm a follower: +5

    I'm also a twitter follower: +3

  21. lifeisshort.readfast at

    I follow your blog and twitter. Thanks!

  22. Sounds excellent! Please enter my name for the chance to win this. Thanks!

    +5 I follow by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
    +3 I follow FB: Carl Scott
    +3 I follow you on Twitter: @carlrscott
    +1 Shared on Twitter:!/carlrscott/status/203746063839019010

  23. I've been waiting for this sequel. Thanks for the chance to win.

    I'm a follower.

  24. Love the title! Thank you for the giveaway
    already a GFC follower: Michele
    shared on Facebook:!/permalink.php?story_fbid=234766983302659&id=100003175235432
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

  25. This sounds too good to be missed. I'd love to win it.

  26. Hi Amy !! Please enter me for the Hilary Mantle Book Giveaway "Bringing up the Bodies"

    +5 I follow
    +3 I follow FB
    +3 Shared on google+1 Susan Lynch
    +1 Shared on FB Susan Lynch

    Thank You,
    Susan Lynch
    sheltiepup at goeaston dot net

  27. I need to buy WOLF HALL and read that before I start this book. I really would love to win this book. I like the cover, don't you?
    I am a follower of Passages of the Past
    I follow on facebook
    I follow on twitter
    I shared on facebook
    I tweeted joekathbia

  28. Oh baby, let's see if I am lucky today. I've heard such great things about Bring up the Bodies. And many thanks for sharing!

    +5 I follow
    +3 I follow FB
    +3 I follow you on Twitter

    Jo Ann Butler

  29. I'm so anxious to read this book! Thank you for the entry!
    +5 GFC follower
    +3 FB page follower
    +3 Twitter follower
    +1 Tweeted:!/RedTulips2012/status/203930347799457792



  30. Oh please enter me...I'm a member, I think and FB. Haven't done twitter but will do so! I'd really love to get my hands on this one! Thanks for the contest! My email is And this is from Anne Barnhill

  31. Kai (Fiction State of Mind) and I are going to host a read-a-long of Wolf Hall soon. I had started reading it before, but had to put it aside due to other reading conflicts. Can't wait to pick it up again! LOVE this title...purely awesome. Thanks for the chance!
    +5 GFC--The True Book Addict
    +3 FB page--Michelle Stockard Miller
    +3 Twitter--@truebookaddict
    +1 tweeted:!/truebookaddict/status/204108712963616768
    +1 Facebook:
    +1 Google+:


  32. I've been dying to read this book and have been stalking it for a while now!! Thanks SO much for the chance to win a copy:)

    +5, +3, +1 (Julie Witt, @jwitt33)

  33. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This book looks awesome!

  34. I'm a follower- thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Wow! I wish I found things like that in my mail. heh

    I follow on:

    I shared on:

    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  36. Thank you for the chance to win this book. It looks like a good one to me.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

    - +5 a follower
    - +3 follower of FB Page.
    - +3 follower on Twitter.
    - +1 by blogging
    - +1 tweeting
    - +1 posting on Facebook
    - +1 posted on Google+.

  37. Wow, I'd love to, but like you I got Bring Up the Bodies on the release day (also my birthday) as a present! Best of luck to everyone else!

  38. Thanks so much. I keep trying to leave a comment; maybe this time it will "work." I LOVED Wolf Hall and welcome the opportunity to win a copy of the new title. I'm a follower...

  39. Oh, YEAH! Please sign me up! I'd love to have this next to my bed!Thanks, Amy!

    +5 Follower
    +3 FB

    tiger_fan_1997 AT yahoo DOT com

  40. I just purchased Wolfe Hall and would love to also have a copy of this book ! Thanks, Lynda

  41. I would love to read this book!

    +5 gfc - mamabunny13
    +3 fb-mamabunny shelor
    +3 twitter @mamabunny13

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  42. I LOVED Wolf Hall and have been a Tudor addict as long as I can remember!
    I'm a new follower both on the blog, and Twitter, joined the FB page, and I re-tweeted the giveaway.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Patti Smith

  43. Hi, Amy: "Bringing up the Bodies" sounds like a wonderful novel that would have the reader sitting on the edge of their seat. Can you imagine the fear with which people at court lived during that time? Knowing that some people had the power to end your life on a whim must have been extremely frightening.

    I am delighted that more and more novels of this time period are being written. It finally brings history to life in a truly interesting way rather than the dry fact and date memorization of past schooldays. I so admire all of these wonderful authors as just the research required to write these novels is enormous, not to mention the storyline to interweave with it.

    +5 = Follower of PTTP
    +3 = Follower of PTTP on FB


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