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    I really don't understand how and why anyone would give an unpublished book 1 star and 45 stars for that matter Isn't it high time Goodreads did something about it

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    BOOKER PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTEDAaaand he’s back Thomas Cromwell aka ‘Cremuel’ aka ‘Crumb’ aka ‘he Cromwell’ aka ‘he’ The upjump

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    It does not disappoint It sticks the landing And though it lacks the seductiveness of Wolf Hall it gradually beco

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    If I could have a Hilary Mantel wish it would be that she writes a novel about Jane Rochford I constantly found myself wishing Hilary had taken interest in her Was it perhaps because her and Anne were so similar that they were at loggerheads Of all the women at court it seems to me she was the one who had the most venomous and healthiest contempt for Henry as a man; that she was the most thwarted by the paltry

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    Simply magnificent – in my view the strongest of a Trilogy whose first two volumes were among the most deserving winners in Booker history It is no surprise to see this also longlistedA book which shines a light into history and in

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    On the Booker Prize LonglistA brilliant end to this superb historical trilogy on Cromwell the ordinary man who rises to an exalted status under Henry VIII Mantel’s research is impeccable her blend of fact and fiction is extraordinary nowhere is this apparent than in her amazing characterisations Despite knowing where

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    Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020Still my favourite book of the year and an absolute travesty that it missed the shortlistShortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020A monumental book that brings a brilliant series to a fitting conclusionI am neither a historian nor a writer which means I am far from being the best person

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    I need He Cromwell in my lifeSeriously I cannot wait for this

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    “This is what life does for you in the end; it arranges a fight you can't win” Anne Boleyn Catherine Howard Anne of Cleves Three women that amply demonstrate the saturnine obsessive and fickle nature of Henry VIII However in my opinion it

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    Superbly written but in my opinion less compelling than both the daring non linear Wolfhall and the laser like focussed pure key events tale of Bring Up The Bodies 35 stars We servants of the king must get used to games we cannot win but fight to an exhausted draw their rules unexplained Our instructions are full of snares and traps which m

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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 ueen before Jane dies giving birth to th I really don t understand how and why anyone would give an unpublished book 1 star and 45 stars for that matter Isn t it high time Goodreads did something about it

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You as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to himWith The Mirror the Light Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power offering a defining portrait of predator and prey of a ferocious contest between present and past between royal will and a common man’s vision of a modern nation making itself through conflict passion and courage I need He Cromwell in my lifeSeriously I cannot wait for this

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E male heir he most cravesCromwell 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 Simply magnificent in my view the strongest of a Trilogy whose first two volumes were among the most deserving winners in Booker history It is no surprise to see this also longlistedA book which shines a light into history and in doing so holds up a mirror to our present dayLast Winter a group of colleagues from around the world visited the UK for an internal conference in Windsor and in a break from the formal proceedings we took a trip to Windsor Castle One of the many interesting parts of the Tour for me was St George s Hall and its ceiling studied with the coats of arms of every Knight of the Garter since its foundation in 1348 I say every Knight but in fact some of the shields are numbered but blank these I was told represent Knights expelled from the order in the early days typically accompanied by execution and I enjoyed conversing with one of the guides asking which Knight each shield represented and seeing if I could identify the reason for their expulsion I particularly remember a conversation around the Earl of Monmouth and how his expulsion for trying to overthow a King who only a few years later was overthrown to popular acclaim was itself a perfect example of revolution in the true and original meaning of the word and the wheel of fortuneOne of the shields of course represents Thomas Cromwell his election by the King into the order being one of the high points both of this book and Cromwell s career if in some ways designed to legitimized Cromwell s being effectively made the King s Uncle with the marriage of Gregory to Lady Ughtred the ueen s widowed Sister And the idea of Cromwell as something of a blank canvas is one which partly lies at the heart of the conception of this fabulous trilogy Mantel writing what must rank as one of the greatest character studies of all time of a character who as his biographer Diarmaid MacCullough says is elusive even for a historian due to what he believes to be deliberate destruction when Cromwell s household heard of his arrest they began a systematic process of destroying the out tray of his principle archive The result is that amid the torrent of paperwork through which the conscientious biographer wades to recapture what is left of Thomas Cromwell the man s own voice is largely missing He then goes on to say Hilary Mantel has sensitively captured this uality in Thomas Cromwell s archive in her novels her Cromwell is pre eminently an observer even of himself not I but he But in a different way Cromwell is not a blank canvas at all Any historian writes with the background of previous biographers as well as other historians who have included Cromwell often far from sympathetically in wider accounts of this pivotal period in not just English but World history And any novelist writes similarly on top of previous fictional realisations of Cromwell perhaps most notably the pro More anti Cromwell account of A Man of All Season an account which I can only comment seems to make as a hero a man who died in an attempt to ensure common Englishmen could not read the Gospel and was canonised as a resultSo this trilogy is not just a novel but a palimpsest and in this last section of the trilogy Mantel brings the idea of history being re written re evaluated but always in a way which can only imperfectly erase previous versions out explicitly We have for example The freuent references to the devices of the fallen ueens and their intertwined initials with Henry s needing constant repainting Cromwell s interrogation taking place in a room he decorated for Anne Boleyn to lodge before her coronation It was he who reglaxed them and ordered the godesses on the walls who had their eyes changed from brown to blue when Jane Seymour came in As the book nears its end Cromwell first due to the strictures of fever and then his imminent death revisits his life story Mantel accompanies the reader on a revisit of the previous two volumes in one bravura section of only 2 3 pages we have both the opening and closing sentences of Wolf Hall repeated we also get the full story behind the opening and the young Cromwell s escape abroad And Cromwell is very conscious of it as he attempts to re model England Can you make a new England You can write a new story You can write new texts and destroy the old ones set the torn leaves of Duns Scotus sailing about the uadrangles and place the gospels in every church You can write on England but what was written before keeps showing through And finally this idea that history is written in layers is the reason why this fabulous trilogy is so vital and despite its historical fiction nature of far greater relevance to today s world than the supposedly contemporary fiction that surrounds usWhile reading the trilogy a third re read of the first volume a second re read of the second I came across the following uote in the New Statesman taken from a letter written to Machiavelli a contemporary of Cromwell and whose book increasingly features as the trilogy progresses I earnestly believe that only men s faces and the outwards aspect of things change while the same things reoccur again and again Thus we are witnessing events that happened earlier But the alteration in names and outward aspects is such that only the most learned are able to recognise them That is why history is a useful and profitable discipline because it shows you and allows you to recognise what you ve never seen and experienced Since the trilogy started we have had the following Brexit and the divides both without and within Europe Nick TimothyFiona HillDominic Cummings metoo Trump Covid 19 Fake News AusterityMy view was that the main themes of this trilogy are the following areas of the 16th Century Swings in Britain s relationships with Europe tension between the countries in Britain on that topic shifting power blocs in Continental Europe itself The North South divide of the Pilgrimage of Grace Advisors and councillors to leaders their rise fall and their emnities Sexual harassment and belittling and subjugation of women Braggart leaders with self esteem issues emerging in fiery denunciations of their critics Plagues hitting London Manipulation of news sources propaganda and debates around what is true and what isn t Government spending cuts impacting on the poor and the tension with the well off as to whether they should support the less fortunateJust an example Interesting for those of us in the UK in late May to reflect on what happens when an advisor on whom a leader completely relies for political judgment and did his European policy alienates large parts of the country including the people powerful Bishops and other politicians and then behaves in a way which both outraged them further and gives them an opening to being him down No Rose Garden press conference here an interrogation in the the Tower by the agents of the Tudor Rose Interesting for those of us in the UK this weekend to reflect on what happens when an advisor on whom a leader completely relies for political judgment and did his European policy alienates large parts of the country including the people powerful Bishops and other politicians and then behaves in a way which both outraged them further and gives them an opening to being him down No Rose Garden press conference here an interrogation in the the Tower by the agents of the Tudor Rose If only Cromwell had thought to explain his fondness for sourcing Lutheran texts as just to help with checking his eyesight only Cromwell had thought to explain his fondness for sourcing Lutheran texts as just to help with checking his eyesight ORIGINAL NOTESI attended an event at the Royal Festival Hall tonight to launch the book The evening started with two of the actors from the TV series reading first from Wolf Hall and then Bring Up The Bodies Then Hilary Mantel read the opening part of The Mirror and The Light She then had a long detailed and very informative interview with the journalist Alex Clark and finished the evening by reading almost the end of the book p866 if you have a written copy A few points I found of interest and remembered I did not take notes so I missed much On the length of the book she emphasised that readers were not reviewers they did not need to rush to finish the book in 48 hours so they could write a review Some on Goodreads may disagree In particular the book is deliberately set out in five main parts before the closing Mirror and Light chapters dealing respectively with Cromwell s death and execution Each of the parts is in three sections mirroring the trilogy and structured with an arc something like a novel In other words she is encouraging people to read one section at a time While writing the book she was in regular dialogue with Diarmaid MacCullouch and the biography he was writing I read they biography earlier on the year and it sounds like it is an ideal companion as they used many of the same sources Intriguingly she mentioned that all six wives feature in the book I was unclear if book in this context meant The Mirror and The Light or the three volumes she said elsewhere in the evening that she often talks about the book and even Wolf Hall meaning all three of the novels as separately published In particular she said that the sixth wife Catherine Parr is in The Mirror and The Light and not all readers will find her but you will be very pleased with yourself if you do So there is a challenge UPDATE a fairly easy one by most accounts The writing of the plays had a big impact on her in particular realising the importance of placement in a scene reflecting the power dynamics and of how and where dialogue is spoken changing its meaning The influence of this involvement which happened after the first two books were published changed the way she wrote this third book Often when starting a scene idea she would imagine how she would write it if she had two actors on a stage and two pieces of dialogue and then expand it from there She still regards her most impressive achievement as explaining the French East India Company scandal in A Place of Greater Safety and when faced with difficulties in this book with how to represent difficult ideas which were common here than in the first two volumes she reminded herself that you are the woman who She regards her rewriting of the historical consensus verdict on Cromwell as a bad man as a long overdue correction to an incorrect view perpetuated in secondary sources and which did not stand up when going back to primary sources From writing the books she has gained a profound respect for those who fought for the reformation and the Gospel in England and has come on a journey much closer to a faith herself The book is full of references back to images ideas and scenes in the first two books Every character has its arc Every pigeon comes home to roost The night before she finished the book she did not sleep as she felt all of the characters coming back to her demanding she accounted for completing their journey The next morning went she went down her picture of Henry VIII had fallen from her wall which have her the sense that The character of Cromwell had our survived even Henry and gave her the impetus to write the closing chapter which was of an assembly job as she had already written it in pieces From the first conception of the book she had always imagined it bookended with the So now get up