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A selection of modern stories by the bestselling author of "Restoration". They demonstrate her wit, irony and range.

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the Sorbonne and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, where she went on to teach creative writing between 1988 and 1995.

Her first novel, Sadler's Birthday, was published in 1976 and Granta selected her as one of its 'Best of Young British Novelists' in 1983. She has gone on to become a prolific writer of fiction -- including drama and short stories broadcast on Radio 3 and Radio 4 -- and is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Whitbread Novel Award, which she won in 1999 for Music and Silence, and the Dylan Thomas Short Story Award. Her novel Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was made into a film in 1996.

She is currently working on her next novel, The Road Home, the story of Lev, an Eastern European immigrant struggling to make his way in London, due to be published by Chatto and Windus in 2007.
Rose Tremain lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes.

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“This collection is a jewel-box containing gems of near perfection ... She's a consistently superior writer. Do yourself – and literature – a service: Read her.”
Globe & Mail

“. . . moving and tragic. The Darkness of Rose Tremain is never far from the surface in this brilliantly written short story collection.”
Express

“Written with the deft imagination we’ve come to know and love from Rose Tremain.”
Good Housekeeping

“Mordantly perceptive tales.”
Sunday Times

“Her exactness and lightness of touch in scene-setting are used to superb effect in her short stories.”
Independent on Sunday

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