Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, DBE, FRSL was a British writer whose work includes historical fiction, personal memoirs, and short stories
After university, Mantel worked in the social work department of a geriatric hospital and then as a sales assistant in a department store.
In 1973, she married Gerald McEwen, a geologist. In 1974, she began writing a novel about the French Revolution, which was published in 1992 as A Place of Greater Safety.
In 1977, Mantel moved to Botswana with her husband where they lived for the next five years.
Later, they spent four years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
She published a memoir of this period in the London Review of Books. She later said that leaving Jeddah felt like “the happiest day of life”.
Hilary Mantel Husband: Who is Gerald McEwen?
Gerald McEwen is the husband of author Hilary Mantel, they got married in 1973.
Mantel married geologist Gerald McEwen in 1973. They divorced in 1981 but remarried in 1982.
McEwen gave up geology to manage his wife’s business.
They live in Budleigh Salterton, Devon.
However, little is known about the life of McEwen.