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Talk Hilary Mantel: The Mirror and the Light

Hilary Mantel: The Mirror and the Light

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Genre: Event with live subtitles

Synopsis

In an exclusive event, Hilary Mantel reveals the eagerly awaited third novel in her thrilling Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light.

Mantel won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her two most recent novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

The bleak humour of her early social satires, the deep originality of novels that explore compelling psychological dramas with a cutting-edge gothic sensibility, the wit of her essays and the all-consuming power of her Cromwell novels add up to a career like nobody else’s.

In The Mirror and the Light, she traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power.

The book offers a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision. It’s the story of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

Hear from the author herself as she reflects on the finale of one of the most compelling and celebrated trilogies of modern times.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText.

Event details

Fri 6 Mar 2020, 7:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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