In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most improbable of accomplishments, including "chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay," were within her grasp. Once married, however, she acquired a persistent pain that led to destructive drugs and patronizing psychiatry, ending in an ineffective but irrevocable surgery. There would be no children; in herself she found instead one novel, and then another.

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Brand: Mantel, Hilary
  • Product Group: Book
  • Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK
  • Manufacturer: Picador
  • Part Number: 9780312423629
  • Release Date: 2004-08-12
  • Edition: Reprint