Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies to be reissued with 'stunning' new design

Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies to be reissued with 'stunning' new design

Fourth Estate will reissue paperback editions of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies with new jackets, ahead of the release of the eagerly-awaited final novel in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy. 

The award-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will be reissued with "stunning" new jackets on 28th November, retailing at £9.99. The new paperbacks, which take inspiration from The Mirror & the Light, will run alongside the original classic editions. 

Designed by 4th Estate and William Collins art director Julian Humphries, the new paperback jacket for Wolf Hall features a gold Tudor rose with red petals set against a black background, as the iconic cover for Bring Up The Bodies is also updated with striking blue and orange imagery. 

Nicholas Pearson, 4th Estate publishing director, said: "The Mirror & the Light is a triumphant conclusion to the Wolf Hall Trilogy. These stunning paperback jackets, which we are releasing in the run-up to the eagerly awaited publication of the new novel, draw their inspiration from its jacket and bind the trilogy together as a whole."

The Mirror & The Light will be published on 5th March 2020 and comes in at 864 pages, retailing at £25. The cover of the novel, also designed by Humphries, was revealed in September, featuring waves crashing through green swathes of forest-like greenery.

The final Cromwell novel traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell who rises from nothing to become a royal favourite.

Playground Entertainment is developing with the BBC an adaptation of The Mirror & the Light, following the adaptation of the BAFTA and Golden Globe winning television adaptation of Wolf Hall. Mantel has written 14 books and has sold 2.02 million books in total for £17.45m, according to Nielsen BookScan, with the original paperback of Wolf Hall her bestseller on 701,089 copies sold.