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'Goes on resonating in your memory after you have shut the book' Independent

From the author of The Gustav Sonata

In Rose Tremain's teasing and brilliant title story, Evangelista's Fan set in a disturbing dreamlike version of Regency London, a young italian clockmaker contrives a magical means, not only of repairing time, but also of unlocking the mechanism of sexual happiness. This collection demonstrates the enormous range of her talent and imagination. Here is history - Agincourt as seen by the herald who rides between the two camps - alongside such contemporary issues as mortgage debt and medical error. Here are stories set in Cornwall, Corsica, Nashville, Niagara and an unidentified city which conjures up any and every Western European capital. Here are the obstinate dreams of the old and the passionate struggles of the young; here is heartbreak and humour; and here, above all, is love in its many and varied forms.

Over a million Rose Tremain books sold

‘A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion’ Independent I

‘There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain’ Irish Times

‘Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect’ The Times

‘Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists’ Salman Rushdie

‘Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness’ Marcel Theroux, Guardian

Reviews

A master class in the art of storytelling

Observer

Tremain is elegant, cool and teasing...she is an extremely accomplished writer, ingenious and acute, compassionate and always in control

Daily Telegraph

A perfect demonstration of Rose Tremain's beguilingly original and quirky mind and her ability to set words on paper in the most spellbinding way

Daily Mail

In this superb collection of short stories she displays a dazzling versatility... Rose Tremain's writing has a rare subtlety. And her imagination is extraordinary

Harper & Queen

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780749396985

    October 22, 1999

    Vintage

    208 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • EBook

    9781446450574

    February 28, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    208 pages

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Also by Rose Tremain

Restoration (Vintage Past)
The Gustav Sonata
The American Lover
Merivel
Evangelista's Fan (Storycuts)
How It Stacks Up (Storycuts)
The Darkness of Wallis Simpson (Storycuts)
Peerless (Storycuts)
Trespass
Restoration
The Road Home
The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson
The Swimming Pool Season
The Garden Of The Villa Mollini
The Colour
Sacred Country
Music & Silence
Sadler's Birthday
The Colonel's Daughter
Letter To Sister Benedicta
The Cupboard
The Way I Found Her

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Dragonfly In Amber
The Golden House
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Men Without Women
The Golden Age
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
A Long Way from Home
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Travelling Cat Chronicles