This is an excellent frank account of childhood with its misunderstandings and later medical misunderstandings. Beautifully written. I could not put it down.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I expected less ambiguity and more of her straightforward story telling. But maybe that's expecting a lot from a memoir. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan Torres
What can I say about Mantel? Her memoir poignant and funny in equal measure. She could write a bus timetable and make it hugely enjoyable!Published 4 months ago by rosaline monaghan
Mantel is a wonderful writer, able to illustrate how a very strange, even difficult childhood could produce such a mastery of word and image as she possesses. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary Greenly
This is a stunning memoir, detailing Mantel's bad luck with the medical world and her struggles .She describes all the characters in her life with vivid detail as she becomes the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tillie
Wanted to know more about the person who wrote so well about Cromwell, and at such depth.
Also curious about someone who had lived in Botswana and Saudi, and wished to... Read more
I complained to friends who had recommended this book that I didn't care for it. They thought I was crazy. I decided to keep reading but was still not into it.Published 13 months ago by Darlene Hand