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Giving up the Ghost: A memoir By Hilary Mantel

Giving up the Ghost: A memoir
by Hilary Mantel

From the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of `Wolf Hall', a wry, shocking and beautiful memoir of childhood, ghosts, hauntings, illness and family.
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From the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of `Wolf Hall', a wry, shocking and beautiful memoir of childhood, ghosts, hauntings, illness and family. `Giving up the Ghost' is award-winning novelist Hilary Mantel's uniquely unusual five-part autobiography. Opening in 1995 with 'A Second Home', Mantel describes the death of her stepfather which leaves her deeply troubled by the unresolved events of her childhood. In 'Now Geoffrey Don't Torment Her' Mantel takes the reader into the muffled consciousness of her early childhood, culminating in the birth of a younger brother and the strange candlelight ceremony of her mother's 'churching'. In 'Smile', an account of teenage perplexity, Mantel describes a household where the keeping of secrets has become a way of life. Finally, at the memoir's conclusion, Mantel explains how through a series of medical misunderstandings and neglect she came to be childless and how the ghosts of the unborn like chances missed or pages unturned, have come to haunt her life as a writer.

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Sku
GOR001293954
Title
Giving up the Ghost: A memoir
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
272
ISBN 10
0007142722
ISBN 13
9780007142729
Prizes
N/A
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