Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Giving Up the Ghost

Hilary Mantel

nonfiction autobiography memoir reflective slow-paced

240 pages | first published 2003

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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 dest...
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reflective 90%
emotional 66%
sad 38%
dark 28%
funny 28%
challenging 19%
inspiring 19%
mysterious 19%
hopeful 14%
informative 14%
tense 4%


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medium 38%

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