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The Way I Found Her - Rose Tremain

The Way I Found Her

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780749396992
Number Of Pages: 368

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The narrator of The Way I Found Her is a teenaged English boy, Lewis. Clever, precocious and full of curiosity, he spends the hot summer of 1994 exploring Paris with a red setter dog, while his mother translates the latest medieval romance by luscious bestselling novelist, Valentina Gavrilovich. Living in Valentina's apartment is magical and Valentina herself gradually casts an emotional spell over Lewis. But this enchanted world is suddenly lost....and Lewis is driven on a terrifying quest. The workings of Lewis's mind, his humour, his quirky opinions, his choice of words and vision of the world, will give readers of this novel an experience which is utterly out of the ordinary.

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"A scary, funny and ultimately very affecting novel... Tremain lets us glimpse the adult-in-waiting; reminds us that life - tinged with joy, sex, pain - takes its whole shape from such moments" -- Julie Myerson * Mail on Sunday * "The Way I Found Her is a magical invention of page-turning suspense, of sadness, grief and passion, whose sure and delicate exposure of a sensibility flowering one hot Parisian summer teaches us the price of experience. Do not miss it" -- Elizabeth Buchan * The Times * "Quite simply magnificent" * The Times *

ISBN: 9780749396992
ISBN-10: 0749396997
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd April 1998
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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Rose Tremain

About the Author


Rose Tremain's novels have won many prizes including: the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music and Silence); the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country); the Sunday Express Book of the Year, the Angel Literary Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize (Restoration) and a Giles Cooper Award (for her radio play, Temporary Shelter). Her novel The Colour, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and selected for the Daily Mail Reading Club promotion. In June 2007 Rose was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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