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The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light (Hardback)

By Mantel, Hilary

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Preorder the long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy. `If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?' England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitat...ed 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 9780007480999
Released AU 5 Mar 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (5 other possible title(s) available)
Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9780007480999
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mantel, Hilary
Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy
Category Sagas
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 912
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 64mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 1,280g
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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