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Diane Setterfield

Forfatter af Den trettende fortælling

5 Værker 21,240 Medlemmer 1,246 Anmeldelser 60 Favorited

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Værker af Diane Setterfield

Den trettende fortælling (2006) 17,247 eksemplarer, 911 anmeldelser
Once Upon a River (2018) 2,546 eksemplarer, 163 anmeldelser
Bellman & Black (2013) 1,399 eksemplarer, 169 anmeldelser
The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Tale (2013) 47 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser

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Kanonisk navn
Diane Setterfield
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Bristol University (French Literature)
Vivien Green (Sheil Land)
Kort biografi
Diane Setterfield (born 22 August 1964) is a British author whose 2006 debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale, became a New York Times No. 1 best-seller. she won the 2007 Quill Award, Debut author of the year, for this novel. It is written in the Gothic tradition, with echoes of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The rights were acquired by David Heyman at Heyday Films and the novel was adapted for television by Christopher Hampton. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Olivia Colman, and Sophie Turner, The Thirteenth Tale was televised on BBC2 in December 2013.

Diane Setterfield's second novel, Bellman & Black, was published in 2013 by Emily Bestler Books/Atria in the United States and by Orion in the UK. Her third novel, Once Upon A River, was published in 2018.

Before writing, Setterfield studied French Literature at The University of Bristol, earning a bachelor of arts in 1986 and a PhD in 1993.[6] Setterfield's PhD is on "autobiographical structures in André Gide's early fiction." Setterfield taught at numerous schools as well as privately before leaving academia in the late 1990s.

Setterfield lives in Oxford, England.



The Thirteenth Tale: Middles (SPOILERS) i The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (februar 2011)
The Thirteenth Tale: Endings (SPOILERS) i The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (februar 2011)
The Thirteenth Tale: Beginnings (SPOILERS) i The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (februar 2011)
The Thirteenth Tale: General Thread i The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (februar 2011)


Unreadable. Jumped from person to person in disconnected ways which made me unable to associate with any of them. Couldn’t finish it.
mumoftheanimals | 162 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2024 |
It’s strange. Oh, it’s a strange one. Margaret Lea, a part-time biographer, is summoned by best selling author Vida Winter to tell her life’s story. Winter has been a mystery her entire life, especially when it comes to the elusive 13th tale. Lea forms a relationship with Winter which exposes a haunting story. Much of the story is disturbing in the extreme, but I had to finish it to see where it all went. Definitely worth a read, but whether or not you like it is up to you.
Library_Guard | 910 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2024 |
It was ok, but not good enough to love it.
Abcdarian | 162 andre anmeldelser | May 18, 2024 |
"Reading can be dangerous." Thus [a:Diane Setterfield|22665|Diane Setterfield|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1255913779p2/22665.jpg] writes on page four of [b:The Thirteenth Tale|19673922|The Thirteenth Tale|Diane Setterfield|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1387723998s/19673922.jpg|849453]. Too right. So dangerous, in fact, that the reader may lose all track of time and forget to get off at the right train station, or empty the washing machine, or feed the cats, or go to sleep.

One dark, rainy November evening in Cambridge, Margaret Lea comes home to find a letter waiting for her. Margaret leads a solitary life writing the odd historical literary biography and working with her father in his antiquarian bookshop. She doesn't read contemporary fiction, so she is perplexed as to why Vida Winters, Britain's most celebrated living author, is writing to her of all people.

What follows is nothing short of magical. Setterfield weaves stories within stories as we learn more about Margaret and the mysterious author, and the history of ruined Angelfield House. Angelfield, with its gardens, ghosts and vast library. Violent Charlie, his intriguing sister Isabelle, and the strange emerald-eyed twins with their long coppery hair. What happened to this family? How was their ancestral home destroyed? And what does it all have to do with Vida Winters?

This is a book for those of you who love stories, for whom people in books are as real in your minds as your family. It grabs hold of you and doesn't let you go, and its characters voices will stay with you.
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punkinmuffin | 910 andre anmeldelser | Apr 30, 2024 |


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