/ Includes PS Section Hilary Mantel's superb story of suburban mayhem and revenge is sharp, merciless and unerringly hilarious. / One of our finest literary novelists. / A smart new Harper Perennial edition of a long-out-of-print Hilary Mantel classic. / Will appeal to all fans of her more recent novels and memoirs. / Includes a fascinating PS section with an author profile and exclusive essay on the novel.
Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire. She was educated at a convent and later studied law. After ten years abroad in Africa and the Middle East, she returned to Britain in 1985 to make a career as a writer.
'Strange!rather mad!extremely funny!she reminded me of the early Muriel Spark' Auberon Waugh 'Abrasive and amusing!crisp and intelligent' Barbara Trapido 'What a terrific book' Fay Weldon