The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel has kept us waiting for final novel in her double Booker winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy. There was Wolf Hall in 2009, Bring Up the Bodies in 2012, and finally 2019 promises the The Mirror and the Light. Capturing Cromwell’s fall from grace, it begins with him masterminding Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536 and ends with his own beheading in 1540.
Mantel has shrugged off rumours that the long wait for this final book were due to reluctance to kill off Cromwell, and instead explained how she’s taking her time to ensure readers are not disappointed: ‘it is 10 years’ worth of effort and it is lovely to have the encouragement of people who are waiting for it, but that’s why I want to deliver them something that is the very best,’ she said.
Due in 2019... date to be confirmed.