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The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By Mantel, Hilary
Read by Miles, Ben

The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, The Mirror and the Light is the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy. 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, before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. 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 9781528880015
Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
Publisher W F Howes Ltd
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9781528880015
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher W F Howes Ltd
Imprint W F Howes Ltd
Released 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Mantel, Hilary
Read by Miles, Ben
Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy (part: 3)
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
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Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade