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Learning to Talk

CD - unabridged
(3 CDs)
Product Number: CX1177
Released: 01 Mar, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471210785
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The collection begins in the 1950s in an insular northern village 'scoured by bitter winds and rough gossip tongues.' For the child narrator, the only way to survive is to get up, get on, get out. 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

Author(s): Hilary Mantel
Original Publish Date: 01 Mar, 2013

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Author(s): Hilary Mantel
Product Number D1313
Released: 01 Jun, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471232763

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"‘Mantel writes with wit, compassion and great elegance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Mercilessly funny' DAILY TELEGRAPH"

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