Monday, October 26, 2009
GIVING UP THE GHOST, A MEMOIR
Harper Perennial - NZ$26
I was browsing around in one of my favoiuriute indie bookstores the other day when I came across this paperback.
I probably would not have looked twice at it two months back but of course Hilary Mantel has been very much in the news recently with her Man Booker Prize win for Wolf Hall.
Goodness knows when I will get time to read it but I just couldn't leave it there. Shows the power of that Man Booker Prize.
The publisher describes the book as "award-winning novelist Hilary Mantel′s wry, shocking and uniquely unusual five-part autobiography of childhood, ghosts, illness and family".