Hilary Mantel: The Mirror and the Light – Reading Progress Update: 4%

I’ve barely scratched the surface (we’re just past Jane Seymour’s rather startling wedding night), and I’m already settling back into the story as if it hadn’t been years since I read the second book of the trilogy.  I just love being back in Cromwell’s world, and still as much in awe of him (and Mantel’s writing) as ever … and already dreading the inevitable end.  This was SO worth the wait — and then some.

I am very glad I read Diarmaid MacCulloch’s biography of Cromwell in the interim, however.

Thomas Cromwell, First Earl of Essex, by Hans Holbein the Younger
(1532-1533; The Frick Collection)
(Image Source)

 

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