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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450284
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Sacred Country




'A remarkable novel... The product of a truly original mind, whose inventions are magically unforseeable' The Times

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 Mary's heroic struggle to change gender, while around her others also strive to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450284
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won several awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

www.rosetremain.co.uk

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Praise for Sacred Country

“Hypnotic... Curiously beautiful and strikingly original”

Spectator

“Brilliant. A strong, complex, unsentimental novel”

Times Literary Supplement

“Rose Tremain writes comedy that can break your heart-Funny, absorbing and quite original. I've read nothing to touch it this year”

Literary Review

“A major book”

Daily Telegraph


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