Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir

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Harper Perennial, 2004 - Chronic pain - 252 pages
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'Giving Up the Ghost' is novelist Hilary Mantel's autobiography in fiction and non-fiction. It deals with childhood, ghosts (real and metaphorical), illness and family.

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User Review  - elsyd - LibraryThing

This book is truly a Gem! As a person who can remember my own past from an age before I could talk, I could totally relate to the child, Hilary. Also, having raised a precocious child, I could so see ... Read full review

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User Review  - linda.lappin - LibraryThing

There is no self-pity in this memoir, which is poignant, unexpectedly funny at times. If anything there is too much self-control, and even minute traces of self-loathing. In handling the sections of ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books , including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, and the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded The Man Booker Prize - an unprecedented achievement.

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