Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the superb historical trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

The Mirror & the Light traces the dramatic final years of Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son from Putney who climbs to the heights of power under Henry VIII. It is the third volume of Mantel’s acclaimed trilogy, which offers 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.

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Hilary Mantel: two-time winner of the Booker Prize

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Hilary Mantel was nominated for the Booker Prize four times, winning it twice. Her first win was for Wolf Hall in 2009 and her second win was for Bring Up the Bodies in 2012.
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Other nominated books by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies
Prize winner
Wolf Hall
Prize winner
Beyond Black