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    DescriptionAt the age of six, Mary Ward, the child of a poor farming family in Suffolk, has a revelation: she isn't Mary, she's a boy. So begins Mary's heroic struggle to change gender, while around her others also strive to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.


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    Title
    Sacred Country
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rose Tremain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099422037
    ISBN 10: 0099422034
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGM1020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    03 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rose Tremain's bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music and Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country). Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. Her short story, 'Moth', was also filmed (as the award-winning Ricky) by Francois Ozon in 2009. Her most recent novel, Trespass, was a Richard and Judy Bookclub Choice. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.
    Review quote
    "A remarkable novel" The Times "A major book" Daily Telegraph "Hypnotic... Curiously beautiful and strikingly original" Spectator "Brilliant. A strong, complex, unsentimental novel" Times Literary Supplement "Rose Tremain writes comedy that can break your heart-Funny, absorbing and quite original. I've read nothing to touch it this year" Literary Review
    Review text
    Although only six years old at the time, Mary Ward will never forget the two minutes silence held in honour of King George VI. For she has a revelation - a mistake has been made - she is not a girl at all - she is a boy and will grow up to be a man. So begins the soul-searching struggle to become Martin Ward from a wretchedly miserable childhood in rural East Anglia to Nashville, Tennessee, home of country music via Earl's Court. But this is more than the saga of a sex change, it is also the story of the fascinatingly disturbed eccentrics who are part of Mary's life - her family and friends. A highly original and complex novel, both profound and humorous. (Kirkus UK)