Thorndike Press

The Mirror & the Light

  • Hilary Mantel
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  • ISBN-10: 1432886630
  • ISBN-13: 9781432886639
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 3.00 lbs ( 1.36 kgs)
  • 1144 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released June 2021

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

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 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?


Customer Reviews

“The longed-for final volume in Mantel’s magnificent trilogy is also a stupendously knowledgeable, empathic, witty, harrowing, and provocative novel of power and its distortions...Astute, strategic, sly, funny, poignant, and doomed, Cromwell rules these vivid pages, yet every character and setting resonates, and Mantel’s virtuoso, jousting dialogue is exhilarating . . . [A] timeless saga of the burden of rule, social treacheries, and the catastrophic cost of indulging a raving despot.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Magisterial . . . Mantel’s craft shines at the sentence level and in a deep exploration of her themes . . . The series’ first two books won the Booker Prize ― the third, rich with memory and metaphor ― may be even better.”

— Publishers Weekly