A Spell of Winter (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2007-10-01
Utmärkelser
Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 1996.; Shortlisted for Orange Youth Panel Prize 2010.
Förlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Illustrationer
no pictures
Dimensioner
196 x 126 x 20 mm
Vikt
220 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780141033587

A Spell of Winter

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Bestselling author Helen Dunmore's third novel, A Spell of Winter won the 1996 Orange Prize. Catherine and her brother, Rob, don't know why they have been abandoned by their parents. Incarcerated in the enormous country house of their grandfather - 'the man from nowhere' - they create a refuge against their family's dark secrets, and against the outside world as it moves towards the First World War. As time passes, their sibling love deepens and crosses into forbidden territory. But they are not as alone in the house as they believe ...'A marvellous novel about forbidden passions and the terrible consequences of thwarted love. Dunmore is one of the finest English writers' Daily Mail 'A hugely involving story which often stops you in your tracks with the beauty of its writing' Observer 'An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity' Guardian Helen Dunmore has published eleven novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness , which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphan; Counting the Stars and The Betrayal, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.
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  1. Mystisk och poetisk
    Maria, 10 mars 2010

    Det är tidigt 1900-tal i England. I ett stort och vackert, men också kallt och förfallet hus, bor Cathy och hennes bror Rob. Där bor också deras morfar, en husjungfru och en del tjänstefolk. Syskonens föräldrar verkar inte finnas till men under historiens gång får man veta bakgrunden till varför barnen bor hos sin morfar.

    Det handlar om Cathy, om hennes liv i huset och om hennes speciella förhållande till sin bror. Deras syskonkärlek är stark och vacker, men den går ofta svindlande n... Läs hela recensionen

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A marvellous novel about forbidden passions Daily Mail An intensely gripping book...written so seductively that some passages sing out from the page, like music for the eyes Sunday Times A hugely involving story which often stops you in your tracks with the beauty of its writing Observer An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity Guardian

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Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby and House of Orphans. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.