“Very few writers manage not just to excavate the sedimented remains of the past, but bring them up again into the light and air so that they shine brightly once more before us. Hilary Mantel has done just that.”


Just finished The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel. Historical Fiction. This is the third volume and final book of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy
In this final installment everything that goes around comes around. All of the things Cromwell did to others in the name of the King finally come home to roost. The author once again paints a more favorable impression on Cromwell than history allows but she knows her stuff and she captures the times of Henry the Eight impeccably.

The author has already won 2 Booker awards for the first two volumes and is already long listed for a third for this book
Anyone who has enjoyed reading the first two volumes will surely enjoy this
At the end of the book, the author gives us a brief history of what happened after the events that this book depicts
Highly recommended!


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Richard Franco

Added 29th September 2020

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