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Spell of Winter: Penguin Essential, A, Dunmore,  Helen
Spell of Winter: Penguin Essential, A
Helen Dunmore

Paperback $19.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 20/Aug/2019 - ISBN: 9780241986523

'I wanted us to wake to a kingdom of ice where our breath would turn to icicles as it left our lips, and we would walk through tunnels of snow to the outhouses and find birds fallen dead from the air . . . '

In the years just before World War One, Cathy and her brother Rob find themselves living alone in a decaying English mansion with their distant, stern grandfather. Abandoned by their mother while their distraught father is confined to an asylum, they roam the grounds freely with little understanding of trespass. Lost in their own private world, they seek and find new lines to cross. But they are not so separate from the outside, nor as alone, as they believe . . .

The inaugural winner of the Orange Prize in 1996. Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin- Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby and House of Orphans. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer. She lives in Bristol. Winner of the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction, now a Penguin Essential.

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