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.

Longlisted
The 2020 Booker Prize
Published by
4th Estate
Publication date
Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel

About the Author

Hilary Mantel is the author of 15 books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost.
More about Hilary Mantel

Other nominated books by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall
Prize winner