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    DescriptionA comically sinister tale of wicked spirits and suburban mediums from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies'. Alison Hart, a medium by trade, tours the dormitory towns of London's orbital ring road with her flint-hearted sidekick, Colette, passing on messages from beloved dead ancestors. But behind her plump, smiling persona hides a desperate woman: she knows the terrors the next life holds but must conceal them from her wide-eyed clients. At the same time she is plagued by spirits from her own past, who infiltrate her body and home, becoming stronger and nastier the more she resists...Shortlisted for the Orange Prize, Hilary Mantel's supremely suspenseful novel is a masterpiece of dark humour and even darker secrets.


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    Title
    Beyond Black
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilary Mantel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007157761
    ISBN 10: 0007157762
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books , including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, and the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded The Man Booker Prize - an unprecedented achievement.
    Review quote
    'Magnificent...It's one of the greatest ghost stories in the language, but it's far more than just a ghost story - it's a novel of desperate truthfulness - a majestic work, truly.' Philip Pullman 'Sparkling, sinister and supremely original.' Sunday Telegraph 'As black as a tar barrel and very, very funny.' The Times 'Laceratingly observant, a masterpiece of wit, heavy with atmosphere. It is also gloriously insolent and slyly funny: full of robust, uncluttered prose and searing moments.' Independent 'Pins elusive Middle England to the page in all its creepiness: a place blank and disconnected, yet fatally self-absorbed.' Rachel Cooke, Observer 'An elegant, atmospheric tale and a nuanced portrait, full of ironies.' Tatler 'Chilling, creepy and endlessly inventive.' Kate Saunders, The Times 'Hilary Mantel has done something extraordinary. She has taken the ethereal halfway house between heaven and hell, between the living and the dead, and nailed it on the page.' Fay Weldon, Guardian 'Has the kind of gallows humour that makes you laugh out loud...A real page-turner, a darkly humorous take on the enduring effects of childhood trauma.' Mslexia 'A deep, disturbing, violently amusing and subversive work.' Daily Telegraph