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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.

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 American Lover

The American Lover

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

From the author of The Gustav Sonata A seductive new collection of stories from the Orange Prize-winning author of The Road Home and Restoration Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor. 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

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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The American Lover

The American Lover

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A young woman who is about to marry a rich aristocrat instead begins a torrid relationship with a construction worker. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. A middle-aged woman cares for her injured mother at Christmas. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor, Daphne du Maurier. Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this magnificent and diverse collection of short stories. In her precise yet sensuous style, she lays bare the soul of her characters-the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy, and the adorable-to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.

The American Lover

The American Lover

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2014

Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands,embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor. Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories. In her precise yet sensuous style she lays bare the soul of her characters- the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy and the adorable - to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.

Merivel A Man of His Time

Merivel A Man of His Time

Author: Rose Tremain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

From the author of The Gustav Sonata 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. 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

Restoration

Restoration

Author: Rose Tremain Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2013

From Rose Tremain comes the Booker Prize short-listed novel that "e;restored the historical novel to its rightful place of honor"e; (New York Times).Robert Merivel, son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician, finds his fortunes transformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II. Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury and idleness, enthusiastically enjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age. But when he's called on to serve the king in an unusual role, he transgresses the one law he is forbidden to break and is brutally cast out from his newfound paradise. Thus begins Merivel's journey to self-knowledge, which will take him down into the lowest depths of seventeenth-century society.

Evangelista's Fan (Storycuts)

Evangelista's Fan (Storycuts)

Author: Rose Tremain Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Salvatore, a young watchmaker from Italy, moves to London when the king of his hometown decrees that a period of twenty-six years is to be erased from history, never to be mentioned in public again. Since this constitutes the whole of period of his life Salvatore feels he has no choice but to flee. But in London, what challenges will this man face, who holds so deeply to the importance of time and identity?Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Evangelista's Fan.

Darkness of Wallis Simpson (Storycuts)

Darkness of Wallis Simpson (Storycuts)

Author: Rose Tremain Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Repeatedly exhorted by a strange figure to remember unspecified facts about her life, Wallis struggles with a world of random, snapshot memories. Try as she might to remember her third husband, the dull little man with no name, it is deeper remembrances that engulf her on her death bed, blotting out the inconsequential details of her life.Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection The Darkness of Wallis Simpson.

How It Stacks Up (Storycuts)

How It Stacks Up (Storycuts)

Author: Rose Tremain Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

McCreedy is forty-six and it's his birthday. His family are there to help him celebrate.Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection The Darkness of Wallis Simpson.

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