The Maid of Buttermere

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2012/06/21 - 480 ページ
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Melvyn Bragg's highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals.





Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed 'Maid of Buttermere'.

'A vivid and erudite tour de force'

Penelope Lively













Price:£6.99

Edition:Re-issue

Format 129 mm x 198 mm

Imprint:Sceptre

Markets: BCN inc can





Melvyn Bragg has written fourteen novels as well as several works of non-fiction, including a bestseliing biography of Richard Burton. He is editor and presenterof The South Bank Show.



BIRTHPLACE: Wigton, Cumbria

WHEREABOUTS: London and Cumbria



PREVIOUS BOOKS: AUTUMN MANOEUVRES, CRYSTAL ROOMS, FOR WANT OF A NAIL, JOSH LAWTON, A TIME TO DANCE, THE NERVE, THE SECOND INHERITANCE, THE SILKEN NET, WITHOUT A CITY WALL, THE HIRED MAN, A PLACE IN ENGLAND and KINGDOM COME (all Sceptre)









THE PROMOTION



*Review copies to be sent to national and regional press, magazines, TV and radio









SELLING POINTS



(1)Newly-jacketed edition of one of Bragg's most popular and critically-acclaimed novels.



(2) The re-issue will be part of the Sceptre promotion.



(3) Film option sold.



(4) Sales over 130,000.

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著者について (2012)

Melvyn Bragg's first novel, FOR WANT OF A NAIL, was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included THE HIRED MAN, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, WITHOUT A CITY WALL, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, CREDO, THE MAID OF BUTTERMERE and THE SOLDIER'S RETURN, which was published to huge critical acclaim in 1999 and won the WHSmith Literary Award. He has also written several works of non-fiction including SPEAK FOR ENGLAND, an oral history of the twentieth century, RICH, a biography of Richard Burton, ON GIANTS' SHOULDERS, a history of science based on his BBC radio series, THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH, 12 BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, IN OUR TIME and THE SOUTH BANK SHOW: FINAL CUT. He was born in 1939 and educated at Wigton's Nelson Thomlinson School and at Oxford where he read history. He is President of the National Campaign for the Arts, and in 1998 he was made a life peer. He won an Academy Fellowship at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.

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