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Sarah Dunant

Autor/a de The Birth of Venus

17+ obres 13,666 Membres 530 Ressenyes 32 preferits

Sobre l'autor

She began her career writing mysteries, but with her last book, TRANSGRESSIONS (ReganBooks/HarperCollins), graduated to more ambitious, cutting-edge psychological thrillers. Three of her six books, including TRANSGRESSIONS, have been shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Edgar equivalent, the mostra'n més Golden Dagger award, and her third novel, FATLANDS, won the Silver Dagger. As a journalist and critic she has worked extensively in print, radio and television, where for many years she hosted her own show on BBC2. She has also edited two books of essays. Dunant lives in London with her family. (Publisher Provided) Sarah Dunant was born Linda Dunant in London, England on August 8, 1950. She read history at Newnham College, Cambridge. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in theatre, radio and television. Her works include The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, Sacred Hearts, Snow Storms in a Hot Climate, Transgressions, Mapping the Edge, and Blood and Beauty. She is also the author of A Hannah Wolfe Crime Novel series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Has written two novels with Peter Busby under the pen name of Peter Dunant.


Obres de Sarah Dunant

The Birth of Venus (2003) 6,294 exemplars
In the Company of the Courtesan (2006) 2,864 exemplars
Sacred Hearts (2009) 1,606 exemplars
Blood & Beauty: The Borgias (2013) 997 exemplars
Mapping the Edge (1999) 587 exemplars
In the Name of the Family (2017) 308 exemplars
Transgressions (1997) 292 exemplars
Birth Marks (1991) 203 exemplars
Fatlands (1993) 157 exemplars
Snow Storms in a Hot Climate (1988) 156 exemplars
Under My Skin (1995) 147 exemplars
The War of the Words: The Political Correctness Debate (1994) — Editor — 25 exemplars
The Age of Anxiety (1996) — Editor — 16 exemplars
BP Portrait Award 2009 (2009) 11 exemplars
LA CORTESANA 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Jamaica Inn (1936) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,814 exemplars
Un abril prodigiós (1922) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,809 exemplars
Purposes of Love (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions124 exemplars
Return to Night (1947) — Introducció, algunes edicions107 exemplars
North Face (1948) — Introducció, algunes edicions65 exemplars
Kind Are Her Answers (1941) — Introducció, algunes edicions55 exemplars
Virago Is 40 (2013) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Dunant, Sarah
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
University of Cambridge (Newnham College, history)
historical novelist
Premis i honors
Walter Scott Prize (2010)
Silver Dagger Award (1993)
Clare Alexander (Aitken Alexander Associates)
Nota de desambiguació
Has written two novels with Peter Busby under the pen name of Peter Dunant.



Mystery set in renaissance italy-Florence? a Name that Book (abril 2012)


Historical Fiction
BooksInMirror | Hi ha 126 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2024 |
Historical Fiction
BooksInMirror | Hi ha 162 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2024 |
I read this after watching a quite excellent documentary on (the Irish State Broadcaster) RTE about the decline of nuns in the 21st Century and this shows how, for many nuns, it was a refuge, an escape and a prison and sometimes all at once. That they carved out their own place and space within the convent until, often, those outside made decisions that really made the lives of those inside hard or oppressive or both.
Sacred Hearts is set during the Renaissance, just before/during the Council of Trent and there are rumours that things are going to change in the world of the nuns and by change they mean, go to hell in a handbasket for anyone who had any gifts at all. The women in the convent of Santa Caterina who are Benedictines in the City of Ferrara. Their life has a certain order until sixteen-year-old Serafina drops from her unfortunate love affair (in her family's opinion at least) like a stone causing ripples in the peace of the convent. She's up against Madonna Chiara, an abbess from an old family who knows politics and is quite willing to break Serafina if she will not bend. The sister in charge of the Infirmary, Zuana, is trying to give Serafina some understanding.
The lives are complex and messy and you can see the looming changes that will stifle and control these women even further and break more of them, rather than use their talents to the full and for the glory etc. It's complex and everyone has their own agenda and the characters are so different. You can see the questions about being part or not a part of the community and how sometimes a dowry could be an incentive to keep someone in and that not all people were theree because they had a calling, Both tragic and heart-warming and sometimes at the same time.
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wyvernfriend | Hi ha 126 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |
A story of love, the imprisonment of women in convents when society gives them no alternative, powerplays between women in enclosed worlds where there is little to no immediate contact with the outside world (and the little contact would be taken away soon after this book finishes).

I did enjoy the book and the different relationships between the women and how they have all handled their entry into the convent - or not, as the case may be. I dont normally go for books about religious orders - having gone to a convent school for 14 years I generally have had my fill of real life experiences of nuns ! - but nevertheless am pleased that I have read it to completion.… (més)
nordie | Hi ha 126 ressenyes més | Oct 14, 2023 |



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