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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

  • 2 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Milton-Freewater Public Library.

Current holds

5 current holds with 5 total copies.

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 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?"
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Mante (Text) 37862000465054 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 03/18/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805096606
  • ISBN: 0805096604
  • Physical Description: xvii, 757 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2020]

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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?" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Cromwell, Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?-1540 > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Henry VIII, 1509-1547 > Fiction.
Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Cromwell, Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?-1540.
Great Britain.
Genre: Fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Political fiction.

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