The Mirror and the Light

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The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy. From the publishers of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies comes an expertly crafted edition of the stunning conclusion to The Wolf Hall Trilogy. Split into twenty-three bitesize, 30-minute episodes, each is a self-contained narrative. '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. show more

Book details

EAN

9780008366735

Classifications

Sagas
Historical fiction

Format

CD-Audio

Number of pages

Weight(g)

270g

Dimensions(mm)

139 x 141 x 26

Publication date

2020-03-12

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

The Wolf Hall Trilogy

Series Editor

Imprint

- Abridged ed

Publication City/Country

United Kingdom

Language

EAN 9780008366735
Classification Sagas
Historical fiction
Format CD-Audio
Number of pages
Weight(g) 270g
Dimensions(mm) 139 x 141 x 26
Publication date 2020-03-12
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy
Series Editor
Imprint - Abridged ed
Publication City/Country United Kingdom
Language:

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