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Giving Up the Ghost : A Memoir
by Hilary Mantel


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780312423629
  • ISBN-10: 0312423624
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2004
  • Page Count: 223
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: John MacRae Books

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Literary
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Women
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
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