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The Mirror and the Light (due 5 Mar 2020)

by: Hilary Mantel

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One of Britain’s greatest living novelists, Hilary Mantel worked as a social worker and journalist, living for some time in Botswana and Saudi Arabia, before she published her first novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, in 1988. Her early work garnered numerous awards including Fludd which won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, the Cheltenham Prize and the Southern Arts Literature Prize and A Place of Greater Safety, an epic story of the French revolution which won the Sunday Express Book of the Year award. In the early 2000’s Mantel received great acclaim for her experimental biography, Giving Up the Ghost and the haunting psychological novel Beyond Black which was shortlisted for a 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize and for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She achieved worldwide fame with her sequence about the life of Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, with the two volumes both winning The Booker Prize in 2009 and 2012. Wolf Hall also received the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award and 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. In 2014, she caused a furore with her provocatively titled collection, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. The final novel in her Cromwell sequence, titled The Mirror & the Light is available to pre-order now.
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Widely regarded as two of the greatest works of historical fiction, Hilary Mantel’s peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies have dazzlingly charted the rising arc of mercurial Tudor plotter, politician and power broker Thomas Cromwell. Now, in The Mirror & the Light she brings her trilogy to its final, thrilling conclusion.

From a bloodied and tormented child on the rough-and-ready streets of Putney, to the service of the country’s most rich and powerful, Thomas Cromwell has ascended to the highest echelons of Henry VIII’s tumultuous court. He has survived the fall of Cardinal Wolsey and inveigled his way into the King’s confidence, overseen the overthrow of two queens and taken revenge on those who betrayed his former master.

Now all of England lies at his feet, ripe for innovation and religious reform. But as fortune’s wheel turns, Cromwell’s enemies are gathering in the shadows and the question remains: how long can anyone survive under Henry’s cruel and capricious gaze?

Eagerly awaited and eight years in the making, The Mirror & the Lightcompletes Cromwell’s journey from self-made man to one of the most feared and influential figures of his time. Told with immediacy and pace, Mantel’s novels immerse readers in her Tudor world; rich with the sights, smells and textures of 16th century England. No other novelist is so successful in conjuring the intrigue, in-fighting and complex machinations of the machine of courtly politics. In her hands these novels form an unrivalled picture of royalty and common experience, duty and desire, conflict and loyalty. But the crowning glory of the trilogy is Cromwell himself, portrayed with passion, pathos and energy as politician, fixer, husband, father, subject and as a man who both defied and defined his age.

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ISBN: 9780008366704
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: 2020
Page Count: 864

“The Mirror and the Light (due 5 Mar 2020)”

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