It was recently announced that the long-awaited conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s highly acclaimed Thomas Cromwell trilogy is to be released in March 2020. Opening in the aftermath of Anne Boleyn’s death, the book will trace Cromwell’s final years in the court of Henry VIII—his inevitable fall from grace and subsequent execution.
The Mirror and the Light is one of the most hotly anticipated new books of the decade: Mantel’s legions of fans have waited eight years for this final instalment. Both previous titles—Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies—won the Booker Prize and, combined, have sold more than 1.5m copies. The books have also been adapted into an award-winning television series starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis.