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Sacred Country

Tremain, Rose

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ISBN 10: 1856191184 / ISBN 13: 9781856191180
Editorial: London: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd., 1992
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Inscribed & signed by the author on the title page. Octavo. Condition: pages tanned; else near fine in fine DJ. 365 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 301649

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Título: Sacred Country

Editorial: London: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd.

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Set in rural East Anglia and London and having its' extraordinary denouement in Nashville, Tennesee, this is a novel written by the author of "Temporary Shelter" which won a Giles Cooper Award for Radio Plays, "The Colonel's Daughter" and "The Swimming Pool Season".


At the age of 6, while standing in a field observing a minute's silence for the death of King George IV, Mary Ward realized she was not a little girl. "That was a mistake," she said to herself. "She was a boy." Where this realization takes Mary is the ostensible subject of Sacred Country, although British writer Rose Tremain (author of The Way I Found Her) so lovingly treats the bleak town of Swaithey, England, where Mary grows up, and the people around her that the novel eddies out to encompass the town and times. With a steady eye, Tremain describes the harsh circumstances of Mary's early life and her disconnection from her body and surroundings. That she can find so much humor and magic in Mary's slow transformation into Martin is remarkable, but the book may be most memorable for its quiet realism and light, exacting prose. Not to be missed. --Regina Marler

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