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- DescriptionSet in 18th century Korea and the present day, Margaret Drabble's The Red Queen is a rich and atmospheric vel about love, and what it means to be remembered. 200 years after being plucked from obscurity to marry the Crown Prince of Korea, the Red Queen's ghost decides to set the record straight about her extraordinary existence - and Dr Babs Halliwell, with her own complicated past, is the perfect envoy. Why does the Red Queen pick Babs to keep her story alive, and what else does she want from her? A terrific vel set in 18th century Korea and the present day, The Red Queen is a rich and atmospheric vel about love, and what it means to be remembered 'Elegant ...a seductive beguiling narrator ...delicious history' Daily Express 'One of our foremost women writers' Guardian 'Carefully wrought and beautifully written The Red Queen is ather fine addition to the Drabble oeuvre' Literary Review Margaret Drabble was born in 1939 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of barrister and velist John F. Drabble, and sister of velist A.S. Byatt. She is the author of eighteen vels and eight works of n-fiction, including biographies of Arld Bennett and Angus Wilson. Her many vels include The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989), The Gates of Ivory (1991), The Peppered Moth (2000), The Seven Sisters (2002) and The Red Queen (2004) all of which are published by Penguin. In 1980, Margaret Drabble was made a CBE and in 2008 she was made DBE. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd, and lives in London and Somerset.
- Author BiographyMargaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated at Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE in 1980. Her many novels include The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989) and The Gates of Ivory(1991), The Peppered Moth (2000) and The Seven Sisters (2002) all of which are published by Penguin. Margaret Drabble is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London W10.
- Author(s)Margaret Drabble
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication04/08/2005
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight255 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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