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The Mirror & the Light If You Cannot Speak Truth At A Beheading, When Can You Speak ItEngland, May 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 CravesCromwell 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 The 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 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

10 thoughts on “The Mirror & the Light

  1. says:

    I really don t understand how and why anyone would give an unpublished book 1 star and 4,5 stars for that matter Isn t it high time Goodreads did something about it

  2. says:

    I need He, Cromwell in my life.

  3. says:

    One reviewer knocked the book, claimed Mantel savages the royals just to sell books The book is not published yet And for goodness sake, read the speech Mantel obviously feels sorry for Kate, and the free press gleefully and intentionally misrepresented her comments to sell newspapers Who is guilty here

  4. says:

    Finally it s announced To be published on 5 March 2020, SO looking forward to it

  5. says:

    It feels like we ve been waiting for this one forever, but I think it s only five years or so.I have never felt such kinship with G.R.R Martin fans.

  6. says:

    There should never be a book review before it is actually published I have enjoyed and appreciate Goodreads but very disappointed that they would allow comments on an unwritten book Really Apparently, some oversight is needed.

  7. says:

    She, Diana, needs this book to be released soon.

  8. says:

    Farewell A long farewell to all my greatnessThis is the state of man today he puts forthThe tender leaves of hopes tomorrow blossoms,And bears his blushing honours thick upon himThe third day comes a frost, a killing frost,And when he thinks, good easy man, full surelyHis greatness is a ripening, nips his root,And then he falls, as I do I have ventured,Like little wanton b

  9. says:

    I m already upset there won t be a book 4 Wish Cromwell had lived longer.

  10. says:

    So I owe John Crace, The Guardian s political sketch writer, for letting me know the publication date is next March See his Wednesday diary entry.https www.theguardian.com uk news 2Apart from The Winds of Winter, I too can t think of a book I ve anticipated .Although, of course, I know the ending.

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About the Author: Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of many novels including Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction Bring Up the Bodies, Book Two of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An