Rose Tremain was born in London in 1943 and was educated at the Sorbonne and the University of East Anglia. Her first book was a history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement entitled Freedom for Women published in 1971. In 1983, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her nove…
My Wife is a White Russian
‘I'm in nickel and pig-iron and gold and diamonds. I like the sound of all these words. They have an edge, I think. The glitter of saying them sometimes gives me an erection.’
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