The Mirror & the Light: Special Slipcased Edition – Signed Copy

Hilary Mantel

ISBN: 9780008366742

£100.00

Signed, limited, numbered First Edition hardback of The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

Hand signed by Hilary Mantel to the title page

Signed at the publisher

This beautiful collector’s edition is housed in a black, cloth-covered slipcase, embellished with a lion emblem. The book includes head and tail bands, as well as a ribbon marker. One of only 500 copies.

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Signed, limited, numbered first edition of The Mirror & the Light.

This beautiful collector’s edition is housed in a black, cloth-covered slipcase, embellished with a lion emblem. The book includes head and tail bands, as well as a ribbon marker. One of only 500 copies.

The jacket design is inspired by the textures of the novel: the peacock feathers and glints of gold suggesting Henry VIII’s court; the water swelling across the cover representing the Thames, an unrelenting force that flows through The Mirror & the Light.

They have eaten his banquet and now they will want to sweep him out with the rushes and the bones. But this was his table: he runs on the top of it, among the broken meats. Let them try to pull him down. They will find him armoured, they will find him entrenched, they will find him stuck like a limpet to the future. – Bring up the Bodies
The higher you climb, the further you fall.

Widely regarded as two of the greatest works of historical fiction, Hilary Mantel’s peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies have dazzlingly charted the rising arc of mercurial Tudor plotter, politician and power broker Thomas Cromwell. Now, in The Mirror & the Light she brings her trilogy to its final, thrilling conclusion.

From a bloodied and tormented child on the rough-and-ready streets of Putney, to the service of the country’s most rich and powerful, Thomas Cromwell has ascended to the highest echelons of Henry VIII’s tumultuous court. He has survived the fall of Cardinal Wolsey and inveigled his way into the King’s confidence, overseen the overthrow of two queens and taken revenge on those who betrayed his former master.

Now all of England lies at his feet, ripe for innovation and religious reform. But as fortune’s wheel turns, Cromwell’s enemies are gathering in the shadows and the question remains: how long can anyone survive under Henry’s cruel and capricious gaze?

Eagerly awaited and eight years in the making, The Mirror & the Light completes Cromwell’s journey from self-made man to one of the most feared and influential figures of his time. Told with immediacy and pace, Mantel’s novels immerse readers in her Tudor world; rich with the sights, smells and textures of 16th century England. No other novelist is so successful in conjuring the intrigue, in-fighting and complex machinations of the machine of courtly politics. In her hands these novels form an unrivalled picture of royalty and common experience, duty and desire, conflict and loyalty. But the crowning glory of the trilogy is Cromwell himself, portrayed with passion, pathos and energy as politician, fixer, husband, father, subject and as a man who both defied and defined his age.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Fourth Estate
Published 05/03/2020
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