Hilary Mantel - The Mirror and the Light—at Sixth & I

Upcoming Event
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

"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. With The Mirror & the Light, 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.

In conversation with Mantel will be Barrie Hardymon, Senior Editor at NPR's Weekend Edition, and the lead editor for books.

This event does not include a public signing.

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The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805096606
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 10th, 2020

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