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The author of the book: Diane Setterfield
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Date of issue: April 2009
ISBN 13: 9788804587194
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Margaret Lea è una giovane libraia antiquaria con una quieta passione per le biografie letterarie in cui di tanto in tanto si cimenta. La sua prevedibile esistenza viene sconvolta quando Vida Winter, sfuggente e carismatica scrittrice alla fine dei suoi giorni, la incarica di scrivere la sua biografia ufficiale. Margaret parte alla volta dell'isolata magione dell'autrice, nelle campagne dello Yorkshire, e rimane immediatamente stregata dalle vicende della singolare famiglia Angelfield e dalla sorte di un misterioso racconto che Vida Winter non ha mai voluto pubblicare...
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Diane Setterfield is a British author. Her bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale (2006) was published in 38 countries worldwide and has sold more than three million copies. It was number one in the New York Times hardback fiction list for three weeks and is enjoyed as much for being ‘a love letter to reading’ as for its mystery and style. Her second novel is Bellman & Black (2013).
Born in Englefield, Berkshire in 1964, Diane spent most of her childhood in the nearby village of Theale. After schooldays at Theale Green, Diane studied French Literature at the University of Bristol. Her PhD was on autobiographical structures in André Gide’s early fiction. She taught English at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie and the Ecole nationale supérieure de Chimie, both in Mulhouse, France, and later lectured in French at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. She left academia in the late 1990s to pursue writing.
The Thirteenth Tale was acquired by Heyday Films and adapted for television by the award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, Christopher Hampton. Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman, it was filmed in 2013 in North Yorkshire for BBC2.
Diane Setterfield’s 2013 novel, Bellman & Black which layers themes of time, memory and loss is published in the autumn of 2013 in UK, USA, Canada, Norway and Spain. Other countries are to follow in 2014.
Diane lives in Oxford, in the UK. When not writing she reads widely, and when not actually reading she is usually talking or thinking about reading. She is, she says, ‘a reader first, a writer second.’
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