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The mirror & the light / Hilary Mantel.

The mirror & the light / Hilary Mantel.
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Record Number 20197
ISBN 9780007480999
0007480997
Location F MAN
Author Mantel, Hilary, 1952- (author.).
Title The mirror & the light / Hilary Mantel.
Varying title Mirror and the light
Published Glasgow : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
London, England : 4th Estate, 2020.
Collation xiv, 883 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm.
Content types text
still image
Carrier type volume
Series Wolf Hall trilogy
; 3
Summary Note 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, 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.
Personal Name Cromwell, Thomas Earl of Essex, 1485?-1540
Geographic Name Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction
Series Mantel, Hilary, 1952-. Wolf Hall trilogy ; 3.
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date Res.
TF1289002 F MAN
Loan   . On Loan . 5 Jun 2020
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