Author(s): Rose Tremain
"At 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."
"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
Rose Tremain's bestselling novels have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country); Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2013. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes. www.rosetremain.co.uk