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Rose Tremain

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Rose Tremain discusses her latest novel Lily, with journalist Alex Clark, as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival Spring Festival 2022 Online, available Friday 27 May to Monday 5 June. Book tickets here.

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Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer... Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an…

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'A hell of a read' Sunday Times'Triumphant, and beautifully told...one of the best novelists writing today' Sara Collins, Guardian All must gamble with their fate. But not all can win... In the city of Bath, in the year 1865 Jane Adeane,…

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What is the difference between friendship and love? Gustav grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav's father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emilie is…

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From the author of The Gustav SonataAt the age of six, Mary Ward, the child of a poor farming family in Suffolk, has a revelation: 'I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I'm a boy.' So begins a heroic struggle to change gender,…

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The bestselling classic from a 'magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday). Journey to the glittering seventeenth-century court, and witness the rise and fall of young, charming Robert Merivel...When a twist of fate delivers an…

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'One of the great imaginative creations in English literature' Daily TelegraphA dazzling novel of loyalty and dreams set in Restoration England.The gaudy years of the Restoration are long gone and Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to…

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A seductive collection of stories from the 'magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday). Rose Tremain has sold over one million copies of her books.Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris.…

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'Rose Tremain does not disappoint. As always her writing has a delicious, crunchy precision.' ObserverA wise and witty look at the contemporary migrant experience.Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him…

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'The best thing from Denmark since Hamlet.' John Julius NorwichIn 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 moment when he realises that…

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