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Rose Tremain - Author

About the Author

Rose Tremain's bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country). Restoration was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. The sequel, Merivel, was published to rapturous acclaim in 2012, and the Telegraph described the character of Robert Merivel as 'one of the great imaginative creations in English literature of the past fifty years'. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2013. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

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Featured books by Rose Tremain

The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

What is the difference between friendship and love? Or between neutrality and commitment? Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in 'neutral' Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav's father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emilie is strangely cold and indifferent to him. Gustav's childhood is spent in lonely isolation, his only toy a tin train with painted passengers staring blankly from the carriage windows. As time goes on, an intense friendship with a boy of his own age, Anton Zwiebel, begins to define Gustav's life. Jewish and mercurial, a talented pianist tortured by nerves when he has to play in public, Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav's are entwined.

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Restoration

Restoration

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

This book was shortlisted for the Booker prize it has been described as 'triumphant' (Sunday Telegraph) and 'dazzling' (New York Review of Books). Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as 'paper groom' to the youngest of the King's mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise...

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Other books by Rose Tremain

Rosie Scenes from a Vanished Life

Rosie Scenes from a Vanished Life

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

*The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* Rose Tremain (or Rosie as she was then) grew up in post-war London - a city still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were fiercely rationed. But when she is ten years old, everything changes. She loses her father, her house, her school, her friends and is dispatched to a freezing boarding-school in Hertfordshire. Slowly though, the teenage Rosie escapes from the cold world of the Fifties, into a place of inspiration and friendship, where a young writer is suddenly ready to be born. `An evocative, unflinching memoir...electric' Mail on Sunday

Rosie

Rosie

Author: Rose Tremain Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life, written and read by Rose Tremain. Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city of grey austerity, still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were fiercely rationed. The girl known then as 'Rosie' and her sister Jo spent their days longing for their grandparents' farm, buried deep in the Hampshire countryside, a green paradise of feasts and freedom, where they could at last roam and dream.But when Rosie is ten years old, everything changes. She and Jo lose their father, their London house, their school, their friends, and -- most agonisingly of all -- their beloved Nanny, Vera, the only adult to have shown them real love and affection. Briskly dispatched to a freezing boarding-school in Hertfordshire, they once again feel like imprisoned castaways. But slowly the teenage Rosie escapes from the cold world of the Fifties, into a place of inspiration and mischief, of loving friendships and dedicated teachers, where a young writer is suddenly ready to be born.

Rosie Scenes from a Vanished Life

Rosie Scenes from a Vanished Life

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2018

*A Sunday Times Book of the Year 2018* *The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city of grey austerity, still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were fiercely rationed. The girl known then as `Rosie' and her sister Jo spent their days longing for their grandparents' farm, buried deep in the Hampshire countryside, a green paradise of feasts and freedom, where they could at last roam and dream. But when Rosie is ten years old, everything changes. She and Jo lose their father, their London house, their school, their friends, and -- most agonisingly of all -- their beloved Nanny, Vera, the only adult to have shown them real love and affection. Briskly dispatched to a freezing boarding-school in Hertfordshire, they once again feel like imprisoned castaways. But slowly the teenage Rosie escapes from the cold world of the Fifties, into a place of inspiration and mischief, of loving friendships and dedicated teachers, where a young writer is suddenly ready to be born.

Friendship Vintage Minis

Friendship Vintage Minis

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

What is the secret to true friendship? Is it really love's quieter relation or something stronger and more profound? And where does the line between the two lie? Rose Tremain looks at two unlikely lifelong friendships, which - though tested - prove unbreakable. Thought-provoking and life-affirming, this is at once an examination and a celebration of friendship in all its glorious complexity. Selected from the books Restoration and The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Language by Xiaolu Guo Desire by Haruki Murakami Freedom by Margaret Atwood

Gustav-szonata

Gustav-szonata

Author: Rose Tremain Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2017

Egy nem mindennapi gyerekkori baratsag lelegzetelallito tortenete, amely kiallja az ido probajat.Gustav Perle egy svjci kisvrosban nA fel, ahol a II. vilghbor szrnyA sgeibA l csak halk visszhang jut el. Egyedli gyerekknt nevelkedik imdott desanyjval, Emilie-vel, aki meglehetA en mogorvn bnik vele. sszebartkozik egy vele egykor tehetsges s j eszA zsid fival Anton Zweibellel, az gretes zongoristapalntval.A regny Gustav csaldjnak trtnett kveti nyomon, feltrja az anya antiszemitizmusnak gykereit, amelynek kihatsa lesz fia s legkedvesebb bartjnak letre is. Visszatekints a hbors vekre s egy lelkiismereti gy kellemetlen kvetkezmnyeire, s elA re nzs kt lettra, kt karrierre; egy szllodatulajdonosra s egy zongoramA vszre.A Gustav-szonta a bartsgrl szl: a szenvedlyes szeretetrA l, az eltvolodsrl s a kzdelemrA l. ErA teljes s mlyen megindt mA az egyik legnagyobb kortrs regnyr tollbl.A szeretet s irigysg mesteri elbeszlse."e; - The Guardian"e;Egy tkletes regny az let tkletlensgrA l"e; - The Observer"e;Tremain egy gniusz."e; - The Times"e;Vgletes s fjdalmas szpsg. Brilins regny; Tremain a legnagyobb brit rk egyike."e; -Salman RushdieRose Tremain 1943-ban szletett Londonban. Regnyei s novelli vilgszerte 27 orszgban jelentek meg, szmtalan djat nyertek, belertve a Sunday Express v Knyve Djt a Restoration-nel (a regnyt Booker-djra is jelltk). A Sacred Country-val Franciaorszgban elnyerte a Prix Femina Etranger"e;-djat, a Music and Silence-szel a Whitbread v Knyve djat, s a Road Home-mal 2008-ban a regnyeknek jr Orange-djat. 1995-ben a Restoration-bA l Vltozsok kora cmmel filmet forgattak, s 2009-ben sznpadra is vittk. Legjabb regnye a sokat dicsrt Gustav-szonta, amiben Rose pratlan tehetsge cscsra rkezett"e; (Observer).Rose Tremain korbbi regnye Sznarany cmmel jelent meg magyarul a Park Kiad gondozsban.

Trespass

Trespass

Author: Rose Tremain Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/05/2017

The Way I Found Her

The Way I Found Her

Author: Rose Tremain Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/04/2017

The Darkness of Wallis Simpson

The Darkness of Wallis Simpson

Author: Rose Tremain Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/03/2017

Restoration

Restoration

Author: Rose Tremain Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/02/2017

Sacred Country

Sacred Country

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2017

With an Introduction by Peter Tatchell We're all something else inside... 1952. Standing in a cold Suffolk field with her family, six-year-old Mary Ward has a revelation: I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I'm a boy. So begins Mary's heroic struggle to change gender. Moving from the claustrophobic rural community of the 1950s to London in the swinging Sixties and beyond to the glitter of America in the Seventies, Sacred Country is the story of a journey to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world. Over a million Rose Tremain books sold `A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion' Independent I `There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain' Irish Times `Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect' The Times `Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists' Salman Rushdie `Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness' Marcel Theroux, Guardian

The Road Home

The Road Home

Author: Rose Tremain Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/11/2016

The Colour

The Colour

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/10/2016

The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/10/2016

The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Author: Rose Tremain Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/10/2016

Music and Silence

Music and Silence

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/08/2016

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