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Ancestry

Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

«Gripping... an intriguing blend of archival research and fictionalised accounts of the life histories of his own forebears... I won't forget these women whose DNA he is so proud of inheriting, or the voices he conjures for them... They were anything but ordinary»

Financial Times
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Detaljer

Forlag
Little, Brown
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
432
ISBN
9781408714836
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
24 x 16 cm
Priser
The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2023

Om forfatteren

Simon Mawer was born in 1948 in England, and spent his childhood there, in Cyprus and in Malta. He then moved to Italy, where he and his family lived for more than thirty years while he taught at the British International School in Rome. He and his wife currently divide their time between Italy and Hastings. Simon Mawer is the author of several novels including the Man Booker shortlisted The Glass Room, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Tightrope and Prague Spring.

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«Gripping... an intriguing blend of archival research and fictionalised accounts of the life histories of his own forebears... I won't forget these women whose DNA he is so proud of inheriting, or the voices he conjures for them... They were anything but ordinary»

Financial Times

«Utterly absorbing... so cleverly constructed and beautifully written»

The Times

«Moving and exhilarating»

Spectator

«Told with brio, the gutsy narrative evokes the messiness and fragility of everyday life in the nineteenth century... I was moved by Mawer's defense of storytelling as a vital tool of historical recovery»

Daily Mail

«An astonishing blend of historical fiction and imaginative non-fiction, Ancestry is a book that will stay with me forever... A beautiful, haunting and extremely moving testament to what men and women without means or agency must endure to keep their families together and what we owe - and can learn from them - in turn»

Natalie Jenner

«Mawer writes movingly about the privations of military life and the hardships endured by women in the Victorian era... His prose is measured and elegant»

Sunday Times

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