Giving Up the Ghost A Memoir (John MacRae Books) by Hilary Mantel

Cover of: Giving Up the Ghost  | Hilary Mantel

Published by Picador .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Literary,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Women,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Biography / Autobiography

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9407936M
ISBN 100312423624
ISBN 109780312423629
OCLC/WorldCa56477827

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