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- DescriptionThe Silence in the Garden by William Trevor - a classic early vel by one of the world's greatest writers Family secrets take their toll on the children of an old Irish family In the summer of 1904 Sarah Pollenfax, the daughter of an impecunious clergyman, arrives at Carriglas, an island off the coast of Cork, to act as governess for her distant cousins. It's a magical time in a magical place. But when she comes back almost thirty years later, after the First World War and the Irish Civil War have taken their toll, she discovers that there were things going on during that apparently idyllic summer which w horrify her and which cast a long shadow over the remnants of the family still living there. 'William Trevor's precisions and indirections slowly and balefully accumulate in this, his most ambitious vel' Anthony Thwaite, London Review of Books 'Offers marvels with Mr Trevor's customary understated dexterity' New York Times William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, in 1928. He spent his childhood in Ireland and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, but has lived in England for many years. An ackwledged master of the short-story form, he has also written many highly acclaimed vels: he has won the Whitbread Fiction Prize three times and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times. His most recent vel was Love and Summer (Penguin, 2010).
- Author BiographyWilliam Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written many novels, and has won many prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His most recent novel Love and Summer was longlisted for the Booker Prize. He is also a renowned writer of short stories, and his two-volume Collected Stories was published by Viking Penguin in 2009. In 1999 William Trevor received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and in 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature.
- Author(s)William Trevor
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication29/01/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2015
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight149 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine13 mm
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