Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Giving Up the Ghost

Hilary Mantel

nonfiction autobiography biography memoir reflective slow-paced

240 pages | first published 2003


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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