This sharp, funny collection of stories begins in the 1950s in an insular northern village "scoured by bitter winds and rough gossip tongues". The title story sees our narrator ironing out her northern vowels with the help of an ex-actress with one lung and a Manchester accent. In "Third Floor Rising" she watches, dazzled, as her mother carves out a stylish new identity. With a deceptively light touch, Mantel locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood.
Hilary Mantel is the author of the widely popular audiobook, Bring Up the Bodies, narrated by the great Simon Vance in Unabridged format. A household name in the Fiction genre, Mantel's popular favorites include Bring Up the Bodies, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Wolf Hall, narrated by the likes of Jane Collingwood, Patrick Moy and Simon Slater. Born on July 6, 1952 in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, The United Kingdom, , Mantel's unique voice has been entertaining frequenters on DigitalAudiobooks.co.uk since 2009, when her audiobook Wolf Hall had first hit our virtual shelves -- and virtually began flying off! Her entire collection has since grown to feature 168 hours of audio -- including the latest addition, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, given a special treatment by narrator Jane Carr. To browse our entire catalogue of 15 audiobooks by Hilary Mantel or to listen to samples, visit her author page and start downloading today!
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