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The mirror & the light

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  • ISBN: 9780007481095 (ePub ebook)
  • ISBN: 0007580835
  • ISBN: 9780007580835
  • ISBN: 0007480997
  • ISBN: 9780007480999
  • Physical Description: xiv, 883 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: London, England : 4th Estate, 2020.

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General Note: Published in the US by Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Cromwell, Thomas Earl of Essex 1485?-1540 Fiction
Great Britain Court and courtiers Fiction
Great Britain History Henry VIII, 1509-1547 Fiction
Historical fiction
Cromwell, Thomas Earl of Essex 1485?-1540
Courts and courtiers
Great Britain
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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