Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

Written by Hilary Mantel

Narrated by Jane Wymark

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This is award-winning novelist Hilary Mantel's uniquely unusual five-part autobiography. Opening with 'A Second Home', in which Mantel describes the death of her stepfather, Giving Up the Ghosts is a wry, shocking and beautifully-written memoir of childhood, ghosts (real and metaphorical), illness and family. Finally, at the memoir's conclusion, Mantel explains how a series of medical misunderstandings and neglect left her childless, and how the ghosts of the unborn have come to haunt her life as a writer.

'A different kind of autobiography, a sort of time travel document that contains the stuff of tragedy recollected without self-pity.’ BERYL BAINBRIDGE for the GUARDIAN 'She is by turns facetious, matter-of-fact, visionary and comical but always totally riveting.' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Author: Hilary Mantel
Narrator: Jane Wymark
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Body, Mind & Spirit
Categories: Fiction > Adult
ISBN: 9781407499345
Type: CD
Item No: RTL2164
Duration: 6 hours, 45 minutes
Publication Date: 1 April 2012
Content Rating:
  • Language: None
  • Sex: None
  • Violence: None

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