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Helen Dunmore (1952–2017)

Autor/a de The Siege

72+ obres 7,732 Membres 298 Ressenyes 19 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Helen Dunmore was born in Beverley, England on December 12, 1952. She received a degree in English from the University of York in 1973. She taught English in Finland before moving to Bristol, England, where she taught literature and creative writing. She was a poet, novelist, and children's author. mostra'n més Her collections of poetry include The Apple Fall, The Raw Garden, and Inside the Wave. Her books include Talking to the Dead, Your Blue-Eyed Boy, House of Orphans, The Greatcoat, The Siege, The Betrayal, The Lie, and Birdcage Walk. She won the McKitterick Prize for debut novelists in 1994 for Zennor in Darkness, the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction in 1996 for A Spell of Winter, and the Costa Award for Poetry in 2017 for Inside the Wave. She died of cancer on June 5, 2017 at the age of 64. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Helen Dunmore

The Siege (2001) 1,000 exemplars
Ingo (2005) 719 exemplars
A Spell of Winter (1995) 624 exemplars
Talking to the Dead (1996) 415 exemplars
Exposure (2016) 399 exemplars
The Betrayal (2010) 376 exemplars
The Tide Knot (2006) 349 exemplars
The Greatcoat (2012) 322 exemplars
Your Blue-eyed Boy (1998) 311 exemplars
The Lie (2014) 299 exemplars
Birdcage Walk (2017) 275 exemplars
Mourning Ruby (2003) 275 exemplars
The Deep (2007) 265 exemplars
House of Orphans (2006) 239 exemplars
With Your Crooked Heart (1999) 219 exemplars
The Crossing of Ingo (2008) 212 exemplars
Zennor in Darkness (1993) 203 exemplars
Burning Bright (1994) 173 exemplars
Love of Fat Men (1997) 141 exemplars
Counting the Stars (2008) 109 exemplars
Zillah and Me (2000) 95 exemplars
Ice Cream (2000) 82 exemplars
Stormswept (2012) 72 exemplars
Inside the Wave (2017) 63 exemplars
Rose, 1944 (2005) 56 exemplars
Brother Brother, Sister Sister (1743) 46 exemplars
Girl, Balancing & Other Stories (2018) 39 exemplars
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Introducció — 32 exemplars
The Malarkey (2012) 21 exemplars
Glad of These Times (2007) 15 exemplars
In The Money (2001) 14 exemplars
Tara's Tree House (Bananas) (2004) 13 exemplars
Fatal Error (1996) 11 exemplars
Going to Egypt (1992) 11 exemplars
Recovering a Body (1994) 11 exemplars
Bestiary (1997) 10 exemplars
The Zillah Rebellion (2001) 10 exemplars
The Ferry Birds (2010) 10 exemplars
The Raw Garden (1988) 9 exemplars
The Lilac Tree (2004) 9 exemplars
The Islanders (2011) 7 exemplars
Go Fox (1996) 7 exemplars
The Silver Bead (2003) 7 exemplars
The Ugly Duckling (Everystory) (2001) 6 exemplars
The Sea Skater (1986) 5 exemplars
The Lonely Sea Dragon (2013) 5 exemplars
Apple Fall (1983) 5 exemplars
The Seal Cove (2004) 5 exemplars
Protection (Penguin Specials) (2011) 2 exemplars
Babyfeber (2001) 1 exemplars
Snollygoster and Other Poems (2001) 1 exemplars
Allie away (2000) 1 exemplars
one day 1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Berkeley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Causa de la mort
Llocs de residència
Yorkshire, England, UK
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Nottingham High School for Girls
University of York
children's book author
short story writer
literary critic
Royal Society of Literature
Society of Authors
Royal Literary Fund (trustee)
Premis i honors
Royal Society of Literature (fellow, 1997)
Caradoc King (AP Watt)
Biografia breu
Helen Dunmore was born in Beverley, in Yorkshire, England and grew up in a bookish household. The family moved frequently for her father's work. She attended Sutton High School, London and Nottingham Girls' High School, then direct grant grammar schools.

She studied English at York University, where she developed a lifelong love for Russian poets, especially Osip Mandelstam. From 1973 to 1975, she lived in Finland and worked as a teacher. In 1980, she married Frank Charnley, a lawyer, with whom she had two children and a stepson. She became the author of 11 collections of poetry, 12 novels, three books of short stories, and numerous books for young adults and children. She also wrote literary criticism. Some of Dunmore's children's books are included in school curricula.

She taught on Arvon Foundation writing courses, set up a poetry group in Bristol, worked on the management committee of the Society of Authors and served as its chair. She was a trustee of the Royal Literary Fund.
She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997. In March 2017, she published her last novel, Birdcage Walk, and her final poetry collection, Inside the Wave, appeared a month later, shortly before her death. Inside the Wave posthumously won the Poetry and overall Book of the Year awards in the 2017 Costa Book Awards.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE OCTOBER 2015 - DUNMORE & MITCHELL a 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (gener 2016)
A Spell of Winter, Helen Dunmore a World Reading Circle (febrer 2013)
The Siege by Helen Dunmore a Orange January/July (gener 2012)
A SPELL OF WINTER by Helen Dunmore a Orange January/July (agost 2011)


I found this book initially jarring in its tone as I have recently been reading more contemporary writing. It felt very English and proper, 1960's London.
However, I gradually became immersed in the story of Simon, who works for the admiralty in London and his wife Lily and their young family. Simon takes a late night phone call from a work colleague and ex-lover, Giles, whom has become hospitalised accidentally. Giles wants him to retrieve a Top Secret, file he has taken home and return it to the office discreetly. When Simon sees the file he realises that Giles is involved in spy work and refuses to be a party to it or become complicit and stashes it. Giles, to save his own skin then sets the admiralty on to Simon who is charged with treason and detained in prison. Lily's secure life is destroyed and she must take steps to protect the children and support Simon.
There is a nice build of tension, culminating in a satisfying ending.
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