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The Mirror & the Light

by Hilary Mantel

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A tale inspired by the final years of Thomas Cromwell describes how after the execution of Anne Boleyn and childbed death of Queen Jane, the former blacksmith's son orchestrates a desperate plot to fortify England and save his own life.

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Hilary Mantel signs a copy of The Mirror & the Light in London on March 4, 2020. Peter Summers/Getty Images hide caption

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Hilary Mantel Says Now-Complete Trilogy Was 'The Central Project Of My Life'

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