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The Mirror and the Light
 

The Mirror and the Light (Paperback)

By Mantel, Hilary

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    2 Jun 21

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 The Sunday Times bestselling sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy. A Guardian Book of the Year * A... Times Book of the Year * A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 'A masterpiece' Guardian 'It is a book not read, but lived' Telegraph 'Her Cromwell novels are, for my money, the greatest English novels of this century' Observer 'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?' England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.
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ISBN 9780007481002
Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9780007481002
Stock Release date is 2 June 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 2 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mantel, Hilary
Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy
Category Sagas
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 912
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 57mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 620g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Fiction - History - Henry VIII, 1509-1547
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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