ROSE TREMAIN

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS -

Rose Tremain, now 72, was named in a list of 20 best young Bri­tish nov­el­ists of 1983 and she has de­liv­ered on that early prom­ise. Her nov­els have been pub­lished in 30 coun­tries and won nu­mer­ous awards. She is best known for Restora­tion, set in the court of King Charles II, which was short­listed for the Booker Prize and made into a movie and a play. “Pow­er­ful his­tor­i­cal nov­els are not re­mem­bered for their de­tail, they’re re­mem­bered for how they speak to us about the hu­man con­di­tion,” says the au­thor, whose nov­els all tackle this is­sue.

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