[KINDLE] ✽ The Mirror & the Light Author Hilary Mantel – Tactical-player.co.uk

The Mirror & the Light If You Cannot Speak Truth At A Beheading, When Can You Speak ItEngland, May 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 Before Jane Dies Giving Birth To The Male Heir He Most CravesCromwell 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 The 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 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



10 thoughts on “The Mirror & the Light

  1. says:

    I really don t understand how and why anyone would give an unpublished book 1 star and 4,5 stars for that matter Isn t it high time Goodreads did something about it


  2. says:

    Aaaand he s back Thomas Cromwell aka Cremuel aka Crumb aka he, Cromwell aka he The upjumped blacksmith s boy, now Master Secretary, is newly elevated to Baron as The Mirror The Light kicks off, a reward for his part in disposing of Anne Boleyn I could go into raptures about Mantel s exceptional prose here sinewy, there sweeping or the finely detailed historical research,


  3. says:

    It does not disappoint It sticks the landing Andthough it lacks the seductiveness of Wolf Hall, it gradually becomes the highpoint of the series Mantel does the impossible here she accelerates through time, expanding Thomas Cromwell s life in both directions as he ages and becomes haughty, as Henry VIII rushes through his wives, as England veers through myriad catastrophes in


  4. says:

    If I could have a Hilary Mantel wish it would be that she writes a novel about Jane Rochford I constantly found myself wishing Hilary had takeninterest in her Was it perhaps because her and Anne were so similar that they were at loggerheads Of all the women at court it seems to me she was the one who had the most venomous and healthiest contempt for Henry as a man that she was the


  5. says:

    Simply magnificent in my view the strongest of a Trilogy whose first two volumes were among the most deserving winners in Booker history.A book which shines a light into history and in doing so holds up a mirror to our present day.Last Winter, a group of colleagues from around the world visited the UK for an internal conference in Windsor and in a break from the formal proceedings we to


  6. says:

    Shortlisted for the Women s Prize for Fiction 2020, probably the first of many.A monumental book that brings a brilliant series to a fitting conclusion.I am neither a historian nor a writer, which means I am far from being the best person to review this book, nor does there seem much point writing in detail about the plot, most of which is documented history, so I would rather focus on perso


  7. says:

    A brilliant end to this superb historical trilogy on Cromwell, the ordinary man who rises to an exalted status under Henry VIII Mantel s research is impeccable, her blend of fact and fiction is extraordinary, nowhere is thisapparent than in her amazing characterisations Despite knowing where this is all heading, the tension and suspense had me biting my nails Simply marvellous and highly recommen


  8. says:

    I needHe, Cromwell in my life.Seriously, I cannot wait for this I needHe, Cromwell in my life.Seriously, I cannot wait for this


  9. says:

    This is an extraordinarily potent and beautifully written if not quite perfect conclusion to the trilogy Here Mantel closes the book on Cromwell s life, depicting his swift downfall in all its inglory, but she has remained unflinchingly conservative to a fault telling the story of his demise I will get to that later, firstly I want to talk about the tragedy she depicts hereWhat have I, but what my King giv


  10. says:

    Near the beginning of this book, there s a scene in which an exotic cat, imported from Damascus, tries to escape from the confines of Thomas Cromwell s garden in London by climbing a tree near the wall As he watches his servants try to capture the cat with a net, Cromwell puts his money on the Damascene cat outwitting their attempts because, like her, he himself has travelled far to get where he is, and he woul


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