Hilary Mantel is a British author and a prolific writer. Her first book, Every Day is Mother’s Day, was published in 1985, shortly before her return to England after years spent living with her husband in Botswana and Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, she became a film critic for The Spectator (1987-1991) and a reviewer for papers and magazines in the UK and United States. Her books have been received with critical acclaim, and she was awarded the Booker Prize in 2009 for her novel Wolf Hall and in 2012 for the novel Bring Up the Bodies, becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious award twice.
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The Mirror & The Light
This novel is the third and final instalment of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012). The plot covers the last four years of Cromwell, minister at the court of Henry VIII, from the death of Anne Boleyn in 1536 to his public execution in 1540, detailing his fall from grace and inevitable demise with suspenseful pathos.Read more