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9781427289513

The mirror & the light

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""If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?" England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?" -- Container.

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 Memorial: In memory of Lisa Felix.

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  • ISBN: 9781427289513
  • Physical Description: 30 audio discs (approximately 39 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, [2020]

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Series information from publisher's website and goodreads.com.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Includes a conversation between the author and narrator"--Container.
"A bonus PDF featuring the cast of characters and two family trees is available on disc 30"--Container.
Sequel to Wolf hall (2009) and Bring up the bodies (2012).
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Ben Miles.
Summary, etc.:
""If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?" England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?" -- Container.
Subject: Cromwell, Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?-1540 > Fiction.
Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Henry VIII, 1509-1547 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Novels.


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