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.

The Independent Bookshop exclusive edition of The Mirror and the Light includes exclusive material from Hilary Mantel about, amongst other things, the books that inspired the series, the poetry of Thomas Wyatt and Tudor jellies.

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