The Resource The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel

The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel

Label
The mirror & the light
Title
The mirror & the light
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Mantel
Title variation
Mirror and the light
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
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1952-
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Mantel, Hilary
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Wolf Hall trilogy
Series volume
3
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  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066786197
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 883 pages
Isbn
9780007480999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1126280860
Label
The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066786197
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 883 pages
Isbn
9780007480999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1126280860

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