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Publisher's Summary

From the double Man Booker Prize-winner, a savagely funny tale that revisits the characters from the much-loved Every Day is Mother’s Day.
Muriel Axon is about to re-enter the lives of Colin Sidney and Isabel Field. It is 10 years since her last tangle with them, but for Muriel this is not time enough. There are still scores to be settled, truths to be faced and vengeance to be wreaked.
©1986 Hilary Mantel (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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"The macabre and wonderfully funny plot has as many twists and turns as a well-made thriller" ( Standard)
"Hilary Mantel's wit is wonderful and startlingly nasty" ( Sunday Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By l m kasim on 02-19-15


Excellent story didn't want it to end.
Funny & dark
Couldn't put it down and can't wait for no.3. To come

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4 out of 5 stars
By DAVID on 12-03-15

A black comical sequel to peculiar opener

If you could sum up Vacant Possession in three words, what would they be?

I disagree with the previous review which suggested the ending ruined the whole tale: the ending leaves the dangling threads exactly where they should be - outrageously weird - it's the denouement of a layered and blackly hilarious sequel.Complex. Witty. Clever.A wonderful turn of phrase - I wish I had it in print so that I could more easily reread & savour some of those pithy, crafted sentences.Bravo.A gem.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nienke Lucas on 03-06-15

Not that funny, really

It was a fairly well told story and I got an occasional giggle, but I was left feeling sad and disconcerted at the end. Would not describe it as black humour. Nothing funny about the situation, particularly at the end. I'm still tossing up whether I liked it or I hated it ...

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