The Mirror and the Light

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by Hilary Mantel

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.

The Mirror and the Light

‘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?

About the Author

One of Britain’s greatest living novelists, Hilary Mantel published her first novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, in 1988. She is a two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, the final novel in her Cromwell sequence, titled The Mirror & the Light was published in March 2020.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 4.0 × 19.7 cm

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