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Merivel: A Man of His Time

The wonderful new historical novel set in seventeenth-century England from Rose Tremain, author of Restoration (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Road Home (winner of the Orange Prize) and Trespass (a Richard&Judy pick). Merivel has been called "wonderfully entertaining" (Guardian Books of the Year) and "an unadulterated delight" (Independent) and has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The gaudy years of the Restoration are long gone and Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to King Charles II, sets off for the French court in search of a fresh start. But royal life at the Palace of Versailles– all glitter in front and squalor behind – leaves him in despair, until a chance encounter with the seductive Madame de Flamanville, allows him to dream of a different future. But will that future ever be his? Summoned home urgently to attend to the ailing King, Merivel finds his loyalty and skill tested to their limits.

Издательство: "Vintage" (2013)

Формат: 130x200, 352 стр.

ISBN: 9780099548430, 978-0-099-54843-0

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Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain CBE (born August 2, 1943) is an English author.

Life

Rose Tremain was born Rosemary Jane Thomson on August 2, 1943 in London and attended Crofton Grange School from 1954 to 1961; the Sorbonne from 1961-1962; and graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1965 where she then taught creative writing from 1988 to 1995.

She married Jon Tremain in 1971 and they had one daughter, Eleanor, born in 1972, who became an actress. The marriage lasted about five years. Her second marriage, to theatre director Jonathan Dudley, in 1982, lasted about nine years; and she has been with Richard Holmes since 1992. She lives in East Anglia.

Writing

Her influences include William Golding author of "Lord of the Flies", and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 1967 novel, "100 Years of Solitude" and the magical realism style.

Her novel "Music and Silence" won the best novel in the 1999 Whitbread Awards building on the recognition she received in the award of the 1989 Sunday Express Book of the Year for her novel "Restoration" and 1992 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for "Sacred Country". She is an historical novelist who approaches her subjects "from unexpected angles, concentrating her attention on unglamorous outsiders." [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,6000,952639,00.html Costume dramatist | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books ] ]

Tremain has judged the Booker prize twice, in 1988 and 2000 though nominated herself, she has missed on being shortlisted. She has also written for radio.

In June 2008 she won the Orange Prize for fiction, awarded to the best novel of the year written in English by a woman, for "The Road Home", the story of an Eastern European immigrant in the UK.

elected bibliography

Novels and film

*"Sadler's Birthday" (1976), ISBN 0-356-08387-X
*"Letter to Sister Benedicta" (1978), ISBN 0-354-04353-6
*"The Cupboard" (1981), ISBN 0-354-04769-8
*"Journey to the Volcano" (1985), ISBN 0-241-11651-1
*"The Swimming Pool Season" (1985), ISBN 0-241-11496-9
*"Restoration" (1989), ISBN 0-241-12695-9 (and the screenplay for the 1996 film)
*"Sacred Country" (1992), ISBN 1-85619-118-4
*"The Way I Found Her" (1997), ISBN 1-85619-409-4
*"Music and Silence" (1999), ISBN 1-86056-027-X
*"The Colour" (2003), ISBN 0-7011-7296-7
*"The Road Home" (2008)

hort story collections

*"The Colonel's Daughter and other stories" 1983
*"The Garden of the Villa Mollini and other stories" 1987

*"Evangelista's Fan and other stories" 1994
*"The Darkness of Wallis Simpson" 2006

For children

*" Journey to the Volcano" '85

References

* [http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,6000,952639,00.html]

External links

* [http://www.itvlocal.com/anglia/locallife/?player=ANG_LocalLife_15&void=207099 ITV Local Anglia's Interview with Rose Tremain]
* [http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,6000,952639,00.html An article in "The Guardian"]

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