If you like books and literature and if you, like me, are fascinated by writers, their inspiration, the way they work, why they write, then do watch the Culture show special with Hilary Mantel (only 3 days to go HERE).
I admit that I have only read Beyond Black, but her other books have been on my "to read" list for quite a while now, and I have read one or two in-depth articles about her.
It was a fascinating and very touching portrait of an incredibly sensitive, imaginative, intense person. I found myself in a few things, for example the way writing has rescued her, how it's allowed her to carry on living.
This is the way I have always felt about writing and books: if everything else goes wrong, I'll always have them.
I think therefore I write.
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