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Rose Tremain

Autor/a de The Road Home

35+ obres 9,219 Membres 414 Ressenyes 43 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Rose Tremain was born in London, England on August 2, 1943. She has written several novels including The Way I Found Her, Merivel: A Man of His Time, and The American Lover. Restoration was adapted into a movie in 1995 and a stage production in 2009. She has won numerous awards including the James mostra'n més Tait Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger for Sacred Country, the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award for Music and Silence, and the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2008 for The Road Home. She was made a CBE in 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Rose Tremain

The Road Home (2007) 1,458 exemplars
Music & Silence (1999) 1,380 exemplars
Restoration (1989) 1,289 exemplars
The Colour (2003) 1,081 exemplars
Trespass (2010) 821 exemplars
The Gustav Sonata (2016) 613 exemplars
Sacred Country (1992) 480 exemplars
The Way I Found Her (1997) 480 exemplars
Merivel: A Man of His Time (2012) 329 exemplars
The Swimming Pool Season (1985) 144 exemplars
Lily (2021) 143 exemplars
The American Lover (2015) 131 exemplars
Islands of Mercy (2020) 114 exemplars
The Darkness of Wallis Simpson (2005) 113 exemplars
The Cupboard (1981) 101 exemplars
Sadler's Birthday (1976) 67 exemplars
Letter to Sister Benedicta (1978) 59 exemplars
The Fight for Freedom for Women (1973) 43 exemplars
Absolutely and Forever (2023) 35 exemplars
Stalin (1975) 29 exemplars
The Kite Flyer (1996) 18 exemplars
Friendship (2018) 13 exemplars
BP Portrait Award 2010 (2010) 10 exemplars
Journey to the Volcano (Piper) (1985) 8 exemplars
Wildtrack: And Other Stories (2010) 4 exemplars
Collected Short Stories (1996) 3 exemplars
The Jester of Astapovo (2009) 2 exemplars
Ricky [2009 film] (2011) — Screenwriter — 2 exemplars
Iron Robin (2023) 1 exemplars

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La noia de la perla (1999) — Pròleg, algunes edicions17,292 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 431 exemplars
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 196 exemplars
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
The Guardian Review Book of Short Stories (2011) — Autor — 50 exemplars
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Restoration [1995 film] (1934) — Original novel — 30 exemplars
The National Short Story Prize 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
A Distant Cry: Stories from East Anglia (2002) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Seven Deadly Sins: A Collection of New Fiction (1985) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Group Read, February 2019: The Colour a 1001 Books to read before you die (març 2019)

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Completely absorbing story like one of those novels I read as a child and wanted to be left alone to read my book. Lev's story and his character are sympathetically and well drawn. I particularly liked the cooking descriptions and London environment. Highly recommended.
 
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featherbooks | Hi ha 85 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
The Gustav Sonata was an unusual book, but one that I really enjoyed reading, in fact, I stayed up half the night to finish it.

The book is set in Switzerland, before, during, and after the Second World War. Although the book branches out to include other characters and other relationships, the focal point of the book is the friendship, since kindergarten, of Gustav, a poor boy with a dead father and a critical, selfish, anti-Semitic and hostile mother, and of Anton, a well-off Jewish boy with a loving family, who are, nonetheless, pressuring Anton to become a concert pianist despite his chronic and overpowering stage fright.

It was interesting to get a glimpse of why Switzerland remained neutral during the Second World War. The book was very good at helping the reader understand the extent of the deprivations of poverty, and the quiet luxuries of wealth. We are permitted to see into the minds of many of the book's characters, including those of Gustav's parents, and to understand what made Gustav's mother the virago that she becomes.

I liked the book very much and recommend it.
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ahef1963 | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | May 5, 2024 |
This book gripped me from the first. This is a tale set in the Cevennes, a still isolated area of Southern France. Here are farms - 'Mas', still worked by the families who have lived here for generations, or else bought by foreigners from England, the Low Countries, who want to 'live the dream'.

We meet alcoholic Aramon, his lonely sister Audrun, who are Cevennes through and through. We meet long term English residents Veronica and her lover Kitty. And then we meet Anthony, Veronica's brother, who thinks he'd like to move to France.

All have secrets. All have lives that are in some ways unsatisfactory. And from the moment that Anthony arrives in France, a series of events, with unlooked for and utterly unwanted consequences is set in motion.

I was involved, even as I found each character in some way unlikeable - there are no dashing heroes and heroines here.

I believed in the lives of each of these characters, and wanted to know how the story would unfold. I relished the description of this part of the Cevennes. I read on willingly, enjoying the story, and how it was told.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 67 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
This moving story is presented in three parts. We meet Gustav, brought up in some poverty by his indifferent mother, and Anton, who has a more privileged and cultured background, when both are five years old. The spare yet elegiac prose explores Gustav's loneliness and compassion, and how Anton's nervous disposition makes him unfit for the life his parents had hoped for him .

The back story, describing how his parents met, and how it is that Frau Perle speaks not at all of this phase of her life explains a lot and is in any case a fascinating account of aspects of Switzerland's role in the Second World War.

Finally, Gustave and Anton are older adults. Each is in his own way successful, each still involved in the life of the other, despite the different paths they have chosen. Perhaps Anton doesn't understand how deeply he and Gustav mean to one another. Until it is almost too late....

A fine, beautifully written book. I had to keep reading till I finished.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |

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Membres
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Ressenyes
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ISBN
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