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  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450307
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Cupboard




'Deeply evocative - a book brimming with life' The Times

When Erica March composes herself to die in a cupboard, she knows that Ralph Pears will find her. For at the age of 87, she had told the young journalist the richly colourful story of her life as novelist, political activist and, above all, lover, from childhood in Suffolk, Paris between wars, to oblivion in post-war London. At the end of Ralph's patient probings only one secret remains; the mystery inside one constant object in her life - her cupboard....

  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450307
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won many 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 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

www.rosetremain.co.uk

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Praise for The Cupboard

This is a writer whose breadth of imagination and supple prose transcend the genre: she is one of the finest writers in English

Daily Telegraph

ROSE TREMAIN'S FICTION IS MY GOLD STANDARD

Charlotte Mendelson, Independent on Sunday

Much of the power of the book springs from Erica herself, a magnificent and greatly sympathetic creation... Miss Tremain has fashioned the totality of one life - and conveyed the evanescence of all human existence

Sunday Telegraph

Strongly constructed - highly relevant - thoroughly fascinating

Sunday Times

Rose Tremain has managed to get into the skin of her clever and wilful old heroine

Nina Bawden, Daily Telegraph

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