I agree with… Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel “I remember the first time I read Jane Eyre: probably every woman writer does, because you recognise, when you have hardly begun it, that you are reading a story about yourself.”
[excerpt from Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel]

Hilary Mantel

[photo: John Haynes for HarperCollins]

I remember the first time I read Jane Eyre too. I must have been about 12 or 13, and I still retain a clear picture in my mind of Jane and Helen cuddled together in a hard wooden bunk. I’m not sure I thought it was a story about me, though.

If you agree with Hilary Mantel, perhaps you will agree with:-
Frederick Forsyth – all authors are separate, taking notes, watching
Antony Gormley – everybody says what does it mean, but what does life mean?
Deborah McKinleythe lean years focussed me on what I really wanted

Hilary Mantel


‘Giving up the Ghost’ by Hilary Mantel [UK: Fourth Estate]

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