Sacred Country: A Novel

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Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992 - England - 365 pages
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Nevertheless the writing was beautiful. - Goodreads
hard to read, and depressing, but worthwhile. - Goodreads
Both sweet and tragic, with tender heartbreaking prose. - Goodreads
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This was unrelentingly sad! Nearly all the characters carry almost insurmountable burdens. Nevertheless the writing was beautiful. Read full review

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An excellent book that I read within two days, marred only by the abrupt ending and the insistence of using the name 'Mary' and the pronoun 'she' throughout. Read full review


Chapter One 1952
Chapter Two 1954
Chapter Three 1955

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About the author (1992)

Rose Tremain is the author of eight novels, including "The Way I Found Her" (WSP 1999), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998, "Sacred Country" (WSP 1999), which won both the James Tait Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger in France, and "Restoration," which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1995. Tremain's work has been translated into fourteen languages. She lives in Norfolk, England, with the biographer Richard Holmes, and has a daughter, Eleanor, who is an actress.

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