The Mirror and the Light

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The Mirror and the Light
AuthorHilary Mantel
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesThomas Cromwell trilogy
GenreHistorical fiction
PublisherFourth Estate (UK)/ Henry Holt and Co. (US)
Publication date
March, 2020[1]
Media typePrint (hardback)
823.92
Preceded byBring Up the Bodies 

The Mirror and the Light is a forthcoming historical novel by Hilary Mantel, the final part of a planned trilogy (including Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

The Mirror and the Light is expected to cover the last four years of Cromwell's life, from the death of Anne Boleyn (1536) to Cromwell's own execution (1540).

Publication[edit]

In July 2017 The Guardian reported that "The book may not appear until 2019, said Mantel, who denied that her failure to finish the novel to schedule was a sign of reluctance to write about Cromwell's execution in July 1540."[4] In July 2018, at the Man Booker Festival 50, Mantel affirmed that the novel would be published in 2019.[5] On 21 May 2019, a billboard with the phrase "So now get up" went up on Leicester Square.[6] On 22 May 2019, Fourth Estate, the book's publisher, confirmed that the book will be published in March 2020.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.4thestate.co.uk/themirrorandthelight
  2. ^ "Hilary Mantel discusses Thomas Cromwell's past, presence and future". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Man Booker Prize won by Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies". BBC News. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. ^ Kean, Danuta (5 July 2017). "Hilary Mantel says final Wolf Hall book likely to be delayed". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ Furness, Hannah (8 July 2018). "It is easier to win major literary awards by writing a lead character who is a man, Booker Prize-winning authors warn". The Telegraph. telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/WaterstonesPicc/status/1130795060738576384

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