The Mirror & the Light - Reading Guide
Discussion suggestions and useful links to help further explore the final volume of Hilary Mantel’s masterful trilogy
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.
I am so absorbed in trying to make it work that I am protected from speculating about what will happen when the book is done