The Mirror & the Light Hardcover - Written by Hilary Mantel - Best Book Store

Best Book Store

The Mirror & the Light Hardcover - Written by Hilary Mantel

Regular price $38.99 Sale price $24.99
Unit price  per 
Shipping will be calculated at checkout.

Currently Available
Add to Wishlist

Tags: Fiction

Product details
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (Jan. 1, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805096604
ISBN-13: 9780805096606
Item Weight: 839 g
Dimensions : 16.18 x 4.34 x 24.38 cm

Booker Prize

Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year
Booker Prize

Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Women's Prize for Fiction

About the Book
‘If you cannot speak the 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 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.
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

About the Author

Hilary Mantel is the author of fourteen books, including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST, and the short-story collection THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL, and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize – an unprecedented achievement.

Spin to win Spinner icon