Giving Up The Ghost: A Memoir by Hilary MantelGiving Up The Ghost: A Memoir by Hilary Mantel

Giving Up The Ghost: A Memoir

byHilary Mantel

Paperback | September 30, 2004

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In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most improbable of accomplishments, including "chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay," were within her grasp. Once married, however, she acquired a persistent pain that led to destructive drugs and patronizing psychiatry, ending in an ineffective but irrevocable surgery. There would be no children; in herself she found instead one novel, and then another.

Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of many novels including Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Bring Up the Bodies, Book Two of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, ...
Title:Giving Up The Ghost: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:223 pages, 8.64 × 5.45 × 0.58 inPublished:September 30, 2004Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312423624

ISBN - 13:9780312423629

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Mantel's talents are stronger than her misfortunes...[this book comes] from the mind of a fine author, whose body has imposed its own terrible penances.