In her memoir, Giving Up the Ghost, mantel writes of her own childhood encounters with the paranormal.
mantel did live in Saudi Arabia with her husband for nearly a decade, and this piece was originally published as memoir.
mantel, unfortunately, repeats the “scheming Anne” portrayal in her own novels.
The political rhetoric and advocacy that claim the mantel of the eternal for decidedly temporal causes.
Before her pregnancy, mantel said, the Duchess of Cambridge had been seen as “a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung”.
But there was one on the mantel which attracted my attention especially.
I leaned against the mantel, relieved by his going, but unutterably lonely.
The stuffed birds under the glass case on the mantel each had a name she had given it.
Then he leaned his arm on the mantel and bowed his head on it.
I asked innocently, my eyes ranging over the heterogeneous collection on the mantel.
c.1200, "short, loose, sleeveless cloak," variant of mantle (q.v.). Sense of "movable shelter for soldiers besieging a fort" is from 1520s. Meaning "timber or stone supporting masonry above a fireplace" first recorded 1510s, a shortened form of Middle English mantiltre "mantletree" (late 15c.).