Rose Tremain
Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain
  • Rose Tremain

  • Rose Tremain

    Readings and dramatisations of plays and short stories by Orange Prize-winning author Rose Tremain – plus a bonus documentary
    Best known as a multi-award-winning novelist, Rose Tremain has also written numerous short stories and original dramas. Sixteen of them are featured here, including several plays written specially for radio and never before released. In addition, a bonus edition of The Book Café presented by Clare English provides further insight into the acclaimed author and her works.

    Temporary ShelterRory Kinnear stars as Larry, a burnt-out salesman holidaying in France, in this Giles Cooper Award-winning radio play.

    Who Was Emily Davison? – A moving drama about the tragic suffragette, starring Janet Maw as Emily and Nigel Anthony as King George V.

    The Crossing of Herald MountjoyTrevor Nichols reads Rose Tremain’s tale of public and private anguish, based around the Battle of Agincourt.

    The End of LoveMiriam Margolyes and Nigel Anthony star in this touching drama of passion and abandonment.

    One Night in Winter – The residents of Beth's Hotel welcome some unexpected Christmas visitors in this adaptation of Tremain’s short story, starring David Bannerman and Elizabeth Briggs.

    Peerless – A man finds purpose in life after befriending a penguin. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

    Loves Me, Loves Me Not– Frank recalls how his romantic hopes were destroyed 60 years ago on a New York quayside. Read by Dermot Crowley.

    The Ebony Hand – Bewildered by change, an aunt finds solace in an unexpected place. Read by Penelope Wilton.

    Moth – A strange transformation brings attention and tragedy to a trailer park mother. Read by Debora Weston.

    How It Stacks Up – A poignant portrait of John McCreedy's 46th birthday celebration. Read by Dermot Crowley.

    Tropical Fish – The reflections of a dying farmer and his son. Read by Maggie Steed.

    Ice Dancing – A retired Maryland architect recounts his life with his wife and how he almost lost her. Read by Harry Towb.

    The Stack – John's birthday is coming up, so why isn't he excited? Read by Jim Norton.

    John-Jin – A tale of Spanish dancing, a young boy with stunted growth, and a girder in a pier pavilion. Read by Siriol Jenkins.

    A Game of Cards – A Swiss hotelier forms an enduring friendship with a talented pianist. Read by Ronald Pickup.

    The Book Café: Rose Tremain
    Clare English meets the author to talk about the passions behind her writings.

RELEASED 02/08/2019

Rose Tremain (Author) Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won several awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.