Learning to Talk

Learning to Talk is a brief, unusual and ultimately fascinating amalgam of fact and fiction as two-time Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel sorts through the puzzle pieces of her past.

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Review of ‘Learning to Talk’

Two-time Booker Prize-winning British author Hilary Mantel's books pack a memorable punch, no matter what she writes. Fans have devoured her Wolf Hall trilogy, whose final book, The Mirror & the Light (2020), was 784 pages long. Her memoir was lengthy, too—400 pages for Giving Up the Ghost (2003). Now readers…

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