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The Woman Who Died Of ...
The Woman Who Died Of Robespierre
A true story of a woman's fatal obsession with the French Revolutionary. In the city of Danzig in the summer of 1935, the emaciated body of a young woman was found in the storeroom of a lycee. It was a room seven feet by fifteen, furnished with a table, a basin, a stool and stove, and a cabinet holding books and manuscripts. This woman was Stanislawa Przybyszewska, thirty-...more
Published by Fourth Estate Ltd
(first published 2010)
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Hilary Mary Mantel, née Thompson was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on 6 July 1952. She studied Law at the London School of Economics and Sheffield University. She was employed as a social worker, and lived in Botswana for five years, followed by four years in Saudi Arabia, before returning to Britain in the mid-1980s. In 1987 she was awarded the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for an article a...moreMore about Hilary Mantel...