Giving Up the Ghost : A Memoir (John MacRae Books)

Giving Up the Ghost : A Memoir (John MacRae Books)

Hilary Mantel

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0312423624

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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