The Mirror and the Light - WikipediaPlease refresh the page and retry. T he final novel in Hilary Mantel's Cromwell trilogy is to be published in March , it has been announced, as she admits the long-awaited book has been the "greatest challenge of my writing life". Fans have been clamouring for the book, called The Mirror and the Light, since the second installation was published in , with Mantel regularly facing questions from readers about why it was taking so long. Her publishers, 4th Estate, have today confirmed it will be out in the UK on March 5th next year, after a stealth marketing campaign which saw a heavy clue featuring the Wolf Hall Tudor rose emblem being placed on a billboard in Leicester Square. The trilogy tells the true story of Thomas Cromwell's rise to prominence in the court of Henry VIII, and will conclude with his fall from grace and execution. That rose.
Mantel's final Cromwell novel set for March 2020
As one Game of Thrones ends, another begins: eight years after Hilary Mantel left her protagonist Thomas Cromwell apparently triumphant after the beheading of Anne Boleyn, he is due to strut back into the literary arena in The Mirror and the Light. Both novels won the Booker prize and have sold a combined 1. This book has been the greatest challenge of my writing life, and the most rewarding; I hope and trust my readers will find it has been worth the wait. Hilary Mantel allows us to inhabit the past as it happens — we watch Cromwell and those in his orbit as their lives unfold, making decisions the consequences of which they cannot know. Peter Straughan will write the adaptation, and Peter Kosminsky will direct. A film exploring the life and work of Mantel herself, from Oxford Films, is also due out next March.