Rose Tremain

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Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain review – a globe-trotting adventure
There are glimpses of Tremain at her best in a passionate tale of coloniser and colonised in the British empire

Sara Collins

16, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain review – a rich, world-straddling saga
Set between Bath and Borneo, this 14th novel skilfully explores familiar themes of desire, frustration and the quest for meaning

Stephanie Merritt

21, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 queer rural books
Sexual freedom is most often associated with the city, but a small but growing canon including EM Forster and Sarah Waters tells a different story

Mike Parker

17, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one?
Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning ‘craft’ – but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices

Sandeep Parmar

22, Nov, 2018 @12:45 PM

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From the archive: getting ready for university in 1985
Ian McEwan, Rose Tremain and Peter Whalley reveal what they really thought about going to uni and how it prepared them for life

Alex Moshakis

02, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Rosie by Rose Tremain review – a tale of two unloved daughters
The novelist refuses to give her mother a free pass, yet isn’t sorry for herself, in this memoir jangling with grievance

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

21, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life by Rose Tremain review – fascinating and frustrating
Rose Tremain’s account of her unhappy upper-class childhood, from postwar London to Swiss finishing school, is more intriguing than revealing

Rachel Cooke

10, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Rose Tremain: ‘I don’t want to write for vengeance. It’s cheap and angry’
A cruel mother, an absent father, a beloved nanny ... the writer on the ‘frozen world’ of her childhood, and why she wishes she had won the Booker prize

Lisa Allardice

07, Apr, 2018 @10:00 AM

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'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight
Male authors are always pronouncing their own brilliance – or boasting about not reading books by women. So, after a lifetime spent writing and attending literary festivals, John Boyne would like to get something off his chest …

John Boyne

12, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Sci-fi thriller The Power picked for Baileys prize shortlist
Judges praise Naomi Alderman’s novel in which women are able to kill men with a single touch, with debut author Ayòbámi Adébáyò also in the running

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Apr, 2017 @6:16 PM

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Walter Scott prize for historical fiction unveils 2017 shortlist
Judges hail vintage year as major authors including Sebastian Barry and Rose Tremain contend alongside unfamiliar names for £25,000 honour

Danuta Kean

28, Mar, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Best new paperbacks: Rose Tremain, Don DeLillo, Janine di Giovanni
Tremain’s study of political neutrality makes a striking contrast with Di Giovanni’s reporting of the war in Syria in the best of the month’s reissues

Nick Sidwell

10, Mar, 2017 @3:00 PM

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