The Mirror and the Light

The mirror and the light
Bok av Hilary Mantel
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy. 'A masterpiece' Guardian 'It is a book not read, but lived' Telegraph 'Her Cromwell novels are, for my money, the greatest English novels of this century' Observer '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, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary 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.
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The Mirror and the LightEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9780007580835
The Mirror and the LightEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9780007481002
The Mirror and the LightEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9780007480999
Spiegel und LichtTyska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9783832197247
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ISBN: 9789127167797
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The Mirror and the LightEngelska - Ljudbok
ISBN: 9780008366735
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ISBN: 9789127167803
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Man vet ju hur det går, så att säga, men Mantels trilogi om Henrik VIII har lyckats föra in lite fiction bland de fakta som är tillgängliga. Del tre visar svårigheterna med äktenskap och att vara kyrkans överhuvud. Boken tar avstamp i Anne Boleyns avrättning, skildrad genom Cromwells ögon.
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