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The mirror & the light : a novel

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  • ISBN: 9781443461085 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 883 pages : genealogical tables ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Canadian edition.
  • Publisher: 2020
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    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.: 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 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?
Subject: Cromwell, Thomas -- Earl of Essex -- 1485?-1540 -- Fiction
Henry -- VIII, King of England -- 1491-1547 -- Fiction
Heirs -- Fiction
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Chippawa FIC Mante 38080500272685 Adult Available -
Stamford FIC Mante 38080500272669 Adult Available -
Victoria FIC Mante 38080500272677 Adult Available -

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