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Summertime Read With Panache, England In The 1500s

June 24, 2020

There are those stories with an ending we are all aware of…and yet the writing of a book is so intense and creative we are not sure how this version ends……

Anne Boleyn still has her head as the last 100 pages await me…..but, Lord, this book is BRILLIANT.

Seriously, you must give it a try.

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WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

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