The Mirror & The Light

By Hilary Mantel

Well worth the wait for the stunning conclusion to her brilliant Wolf Hall trilogy, depicting the final stages of Thomas Cromwell’s dramatic rise and fall in the court of Henry VIII.
~ Her Majesty, The Queen Consort
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Publish Date: 2020 Awards: 2021 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

This novel is the third and final instalment of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012). The plot covers the last four years of Cromwell, minister at the court of Henry VIII, from the death of Anne Boleyn in 1536 to his public execution in 1540, detailing his fall from grace and inevitable demise with suspenseful pathos.

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