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The Cupboard

Publisher: Random House Uk
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Book Summary of The Cupboard

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 the 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

About the Author

Rose Tremain lives in North London and Norwich, with the biographer Richard Holmes.

Her books have won many prizes including the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Angel Literary Award and the Sunday Express Book of the Year. Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker and made into a film; The Colour was shortlisted for the Orange and selected by the Daily Mail Reading Club. Her most recent collection, The Darkness of Wallis Simpson, was shortlisted for both the First National Short story Award and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Two of her books (The Colour and The Way I Found Her) are in development as films, and she is currently working on a TV screenplay to star Sir Ian McKellen.

Details of Book: The Cupboard (BSID:2889)

Book The Cupboard
Author Rose Tremain
ISBN 0099284170
ISBN-13 9780099284178, 978-0099284178
Binding Paperback
Publisher Random House Uk
Publishing Date 19990902
Number of Pages 256
Language English
Dimensions 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.63 inches
Weight 180 grams

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Huw February 27, 2011 review from Goodreads

Another Parson's Egg of a book from Rose Tremain.At face value, this is the simple story of a young, aspiring American writer coming to England to find out the life story of a rather niche, octagenarian English lady novelist so that he can tell it in his small time journal....But like Russian dol...

Veronica October 02, 2010 review from Goodreads

Hmm ... I couldn't quite get into this one. An 87-year old English novelist recounts her life story to a young American journalist and then crawls into a cupboard to die. It just didn't grab me. In fact now I think about it, the only one of the four Rose Tremain books that I've read that has real...

Cynthia January 25, 2009 review from Goodreads

I loved the last one of hers I read -- which was actually decades more recent. This one was interesting. Seems to me she may have had Doris Lessing in mind while writing her main character. It is meandering though. And has WAY too many (any is too much) dream telling by characters ("and then I ha...

Diana October 05, 2010 review from Goodreads

Didn't enjoy this as much as the other Rose Tremain books I have read. Found it hard to get into. Didn't enjoy the dream sequences or the extracts from the Old Ladies books

Kirsten February 09, 2010 review from Goodreads

This book was ok. It was about an old woman who used to be a novelist and lived in Paris between the wars and she was being interviewed by a sceptic* jounalist who I couldn't help but imagine looked like Rick Moranis. Some nice descriptions of love but really the pleasure I got out of it was base...

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