Beautifully rejacketed along with Rose Tremain's backlist titles in a stunning series style
The stories in The Garden of the Villa Mollini
deal with ideas about mutability, improvement and escape into new worlds, and involve characters who constantly fail to understand themselves or anyone else. They also celebrate the small success or fragment of knowledge which can contribute to a person's experience of life.
'Talented to the point of rare originality' Independent
'An expert at conveying the kind of apparently inconsequential detail that might be the moment of definition in someone's life' Times Literary Supplement
'The stories have a strange, fairy-tale quality: the simple, beautiful prose, the sense of inevitability, the use of allusion and metaphor to suggest undercurrents of disturbing portent' Selina Hastings, Daily Telegraph
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 McKellenReviews
Her talent is at its best,A skilled writer deftly turning her hand to different situations,A quintessentially English writer - her work has a charm and finesse, a civilised irony,Professional, ingenious-genuinely witty