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Giving Up the Ghost : A Memoir (John MacRae Books) Paperback – August 12, 2004
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This memoir is about how a poor, "neverwell" child of Irish origins, from a disadvantaged family became one of the world's most celebrated novelists, twice winning the Man Booker prize, an unprecedented feat. Home was drab lodgings without a bathtub, with few books, where her mother maintained an unusual ménage living, for a time, with both her husband and lover.Read more ›
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The beauty of the language and the clarity of Hillary's spiritual journey was impressive. Never to be forgotten – the woman's journey and her experience of illness.Published 5 months ago by Katherine Stewart
If you're a fan of Hilary Mantel's fiction, then you must read this memoir. It reads like a novel wRittenhouse with the same gifts of wisdom and language that you love in all her... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mona Parker
Direct, original, touching, funny. I need more time to do it justice. Just saying it's great.Published 6 months ago by Leslie J. Roberts
Hilary Mantel is one of the best writers I have ever read. Her memoir is sensitive, honest, but also subtle and deeply dignified.Published 10 months ago by Julie Miller
I generally love her books, but didn't particularly like this one. I d9 like her dark sense of humor and I appreciate that she perhaps needed to write it, but I felt a bit put off... Read morePublished 10 months ago by marlene brannon