Rose Tremain

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Rose Tremain

Biography

Date of birth: 1943

Novelist Rose Tremain was educated at the Sorbonne and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, where she taught creative writing from 1988-95. Her publications include novels and short-story collections, and she is also the author of a number of radio and television plays, including Temporary Shelter, which won a Giles Cooper Award, and One Night In Winter, first broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.

She is perhaps best known for her sixth novel, Restoration, which is set during the reign of Charles II and tells the story of Robert Merivel, an anatomy student and Court favourite, who falls in love with the King's mistress. The novel, which received huge critical acclaim upon its release - earning a Booker Prize nomination in the process, became a bestseller and spawned the sequel, Merivel, in 2012.

Book and writing awards

Giles Cooper Award 1984 (Temporary Shelter); Sunday Express Book of the Year 1989 (Restoration); James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1992 (Sacred Country); Prix Femina Étranger 1994 (Sacred Country); Whitbread Award 1999 (Music and Silence); Orange Prize 2008 (The Road Home)

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Restoration

Restoration

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When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon...
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The Road Home

The Road Home (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 12/06/2008
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Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daugher and his... Read more

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Music and Silence

Music and Silence (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 01/03/2000
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In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the... Read more

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Letter to Sister Benedicta

Letter to Sister Benedicta (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 192 pages
Published: 02/09/1999
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Fat and fifty, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis. Her husband, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a... Read more

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Sadler's Birthday

Sadler's Birthday (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 208 pages
Published: 02/09/1999
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Today is Jack Sadler's birthday. Or is it? He's not sure, he doesn't really care. It might be his last day or the beginning of a new... Read more

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The Cupboard

The Cupboard (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 02/09/1999
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When Erica March composes herself to die in a cupboard, she knows that Ralph Pears will find her. For at the age of 87, she had told the young... Read more

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The Swimming Pool Season

The Swimming Pool Season (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 01/05/2003
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After the collapse of 'Aquazure', his swimming pool construction business, Larry and Miriam Kendall have exiled themselves to a sleepy... Read more

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Sacred Country

Sacred Country (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 03/05/2002
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At the age of six, Mary Ward, the child of a poor farming family in Suffolk, has a revelation: she isn't Mary, she's a boy. So begins... Read more

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The Colour

The Colour (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 28/02/2004
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Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch... Read more

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Trespass

Trespass (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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In a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic haunted by his... Read more

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The Way I Found Her

The Way I Found Her (Paperback)

by Rose Tremain

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 02/04/1998
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This is the summer that Lewis Little, precocious thirteen-year-old, is spending in Paris with his mother, Alice. Alice is translating the latest... Read more

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