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  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407019048
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

The Garden Of The Villa Mollini

Beautifully rejacketed along with Rose Tremain's backlist titles in a stunning series style.

A stunning collection of stories: wide-reaching in subject and setting, each beautifully evoked and brilliantly imagined.

Renowned opera singer Antonio Mollini begins construction on what he hopes will be the most beautiful garden in Italy, unaware that its development will have tragic consequence for both him, and his series of lovers. Elsewhere, a farmer's son has high hopes for his inheritance, a young girl dreams of following in the footsteps of a famous arsonist, and the pressure of the annual Gardening Cup exerts a heavy toll on seventeen-year-old Dougie.

  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407019048
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

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.


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Praise for The Garden Of The Villa Mollini

Talented to the point of rare originality


An expert at conveying the kind of apparently inconsequential detail that might be the moment of definition in someone's life

Times Literary Supplement

The stories have a strange, fairy-tale quality: the simple, beautiful prose, the sense of inevitability, the use of allusion and metaphor to suggest undercurrents of disturbing portent

Selina Hastings, Daily Telegraph

Her talent is at its best

Susan Hill

A quintessentially English writer - her work has a charm and finesse, a civilised irony


Professional, ingenious - genuinely witty

Financial Times

A skilled writer deftly turning her hand to different situations


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