Ink in the Blood: A Hospital Diary

Ink in the Blood: A Hospital Diary

by Hilary Mantel

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 15/12/2010

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Just after ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ author Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker for ‘Wolf Hall’, she fell gravely ill. This is her remarkable hospital diary. Originally published in the London Review of Books, this diary by the acclaimed author Hilary Mantel explores in forensic detail her loss of dignity, her determination, the concentration of the senses into an animalistic struggle to get through, and the attendant hallucinations she was plagued by during her stay in hospital. With her health now improved, and the acknowledgement of the Man Booker prize-winning follow-up to ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ as one of our greatest works of fiction, ‘Ink in the Blood’ remains a significant testament to the traumas of illness, and one of the most incredible and haunting essays published in a very long time.

ISBN:
9780007427758
9780007427758
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
15-12-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Hilary Mantel

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, DBE FRSL  is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.
She has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and the second for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy. Mantel was the first woman to receive the award twice.
 The third instalment to the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, is in progress.

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