Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir
In this extraordinary memoir Hilary Mantel reclaims the story of her life and the ghosts that have come to haunt her. From childhood daydreams to the reality of family secrets, her father's mysterious disappearance and an adulthood blighted by medical neglect, Mantel uncovers the losses that wrenched her from the patterns of the past and drove her to forge her own remarkable path. Book jacket.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cariola - LibraryThing
Mantel's memoir focuses on three main aspects of her life: her dysfunctional family, her relationship to Catholicism, and her ongoing health issues. She, her parents, and her two younger brothers ... Read full review
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This brief but moving memoir is difficult to write about, because one starts thinking Mantel is writing about her experiences with the supernatural, but its concluding pages are very personal. It took courage to write this, and considerable effort . Read full review