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The mirror & the light / Hilary Mantel.

Mantel, Hilary, 1952- (author.). Mantel, Hilary, 1952- Sequel to: Wolf hall. (Added Author). Mantel, Hilary, 1952- Sequel to: Bring up the bodies. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 56 of 84 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

6 current holds with 84 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F MANTEL (Text) 39493108654619 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) F MANTEL (Text) 39493108593924 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/26/2020
Jackson County Public Library F MANTEL (Text) 39493108586761 Adult New Fiction Available -
Macon County Public Library F MANTEL (Text) 39493108598840 Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250622587
  • ISBN: 1250622581
  • ISBN: 9780805096606
  • ISBN: 0805096604
  • Physical Description: xvii, 757 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to Wolf hall (2009) and Bring up the bodies (2012).
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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 > Fiction.
Cromwell, Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?-1540 > Fiction.
Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Henry VIII, 1509-1547 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Political fiction.

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