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Helen Dunmore (1952–2017)

Autor(a) de The Siege

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About the Author

Helen Dunmore was born in Beverley, England on December 12, 1952. She received a degree in English from the University of York in 1973. She taught English in Finland before moving to Bristol, England, where she taught literature and creative writing. She was a poet, novelist, and children's author. mostrar mais Her collections of poetry include The Apple Fall, The Raw Garden, and Inside the Wave. Her books include Talking to the Dead, Your Blue-Eyed Boy, House of Orphans, The Greatcoat, The Siege, The Betrayal, The Lie, and Birdcage Walk. She won the McKitterick Prize for debut novelists in 1994 for Zennor in Darkness, the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction in 1996 for A Spell of Winter, and the Costa Award for Poetry in 2017 for Inside the Wave. She died of cancer on June 5, 2017 at the age of 64. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Helen Dunmore

The Siege (2001) 999 exemplares
Ingo (2005) 719 exemplares
A Spell of Winter (1995) 624 exemplares
Talking to the Dead (1996) 415 exemplares
Exposure (2016) 399 exemplares
The Betrayal (2010) 376 exemplares
The Tide Knot (2006) 349 exemplares
The Greatcoat (2012) 322 exemplares
Your Blue-eyed Boy (1998) 311 exemplares
The Lie (2014) 299 exemplares
Birdcage Walk (2017) 275 exemplares
Mourning Ruby (2003) 275 exemplares
The Deep (2007) 265 exemplares
House of Orphans (2006) 239 exemplares
With Your Crooked Heart (1999) 219 exemplares
The Crossing of Ingo (2008) 212 exemplares
Zennor in Darkness (1993) 203 exemplares
Burning Bright (1994) 173 exemplares
Love of Fat Men (1997) 141 exemplares
Counting the Stars (2008) 109 exemplares
Zillah and Me (2000) 95 exemplares
Ice Cream (2000) 82 exemplares
Stormswept (2012) 72 exemplares
Inside the Wave (2017) 63 exemplares
Rose, 1944 (2005) 56 exemplares
Brother Brother, Sister Sister (1743) 46 exemplares
Girl, Balancing & Other Stories (2018) 39 exemplares
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Introdução — 32 exemplares
The Malarkey (2012) 21 exemplares
Amina's Blanket (Yellow Bananas) (1996) 20 exemplares
Out of the Blue: Poems 1975-2001 (1746) 17 exemplares
Glad of These Times (2007) 15 exemplares
In The Money (2001) 14 exemplares
Tara's Tree House (Bananas) (2004) 13 exemplares
Fatal Error (1996) 11 exemplares
Going to Egypt (1992) 11 exemplares
Recovering a Body (1994) 11 exemplares
Bestiary (1997) 10 exemplares
The Zillah Rebellion (2001) 10 exemplares
The Ferry Birds (2010) 10 exemplares
The Raw Garden (1988) 9 exemplares
The Lilac Tree (2004) 9 exemplares
The Islanders (2011) 7 exemplares
Go Fox (1996) 7 exemplares
The Silver Bead (2003) 7 exemplares
The Ugly Duckling (Everystory) (2001) 6 exemplares
The Sea Skater (1986) 5 exemplares
The Lonely Sea Dragon (2013) 5 exemplares
Apple Fall (1983) 5 exemplares
The Seal Cove (2004) 5 exemplares
Protection (Penguin Specials) (2011) 2 exemplares
Babyfeber (2001) 1 exemplar
Snollygoster and Other Poems (2001) 1 exemplar
Allie away (2000) 1 exemplar
one day 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Anna Karenina (1875) — Introdução, algumas edições38,040 exemplares
To the Lighthouse (1927) — Introdução, algumas edições17,418 exemplares
A Confession (1882) — Prefácio, algumas edições802 exemplares
Latecomers (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições436 exemplares
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuidor — 297 exemplares
A Wreath of Roses (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições283 exemplares
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (2008) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
Love Letters of the Great War (2014) — Prefácio, algumas edições31 exemplares
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
A Day in the Life (2003) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Bosom Buddies: Women's Stories about Friendship, Love, and Life (2003) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Riptide: v. 4: Short Stories with an Undercurrent (2009) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures (2004) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Sisters (Mammoth Contents) (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Contos Coragem 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Berkeley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Yorkshire, England, UK
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Nottingham High School for Girls
University of York
children's book author
short story writer
literary critic
Royal Society of Literature
Society of Authors
Royal Literary Fund (trustee)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Royal Society of Literature (fellow, 1997)
Caradoc King (AP Watt)

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Helen Dunmore was born in Beverley, in Yorkshire, England and grew up in a bookish household. The family moved frequently for her father's work. She attended Sutton High School, London and Nottingham Girls' High School, then direct grant grammar schools.

She studied English at York University, where she developed a lifelong love for Russian poets, especially Osip Mandelstam. From 1973 to 1975, she lived in Finland and worked as a teacher. In 1980, she married Frank Charnley, a lawyer, with whom she had two children and a stepson. She became the author of 11 collections of poetry, 12 novels, three books of short stories, and numerous books for young adults and children. She also wrote literary criticism. Some of Dunmore's children's books are included in school curricula.

She taught on Arvon Foundation writing courses, set up a poetry group in Bristol, worked on the management committee of the Society of Authors and served as its chair. She was a trustee of the Royal Literary Fund.
She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997. In March 2017, she published her last novel, Birdcage Walk, and her final poetry collection, Inside the Wave, appeared a month later, shortly before her death. Inside the Wave posthumously won the Poetry and overall Book of the Year awards in the 2017 Costa Book Awards.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE OCTOBER 2015 - DUNMORE & MITCHELL em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Janeiro 2016)
A Spell of Winter, Helen Dunmore em World Reading Circle (Fevereiro 2013)
The Siege by Helen Dunmore em Orange January/July (Janeiro 2012)
A SPELL OF WINTER by Helen Dunmore em Orange January/July (Agosto 2011)


I found this book initially jarring in its tone as I have recently been reading more contemporary writing. It felt very English and proper, 1960's London.
However, I gradually became immersed in the story of Simon, who works for the admiralty in London and his wife Lily and their young family. Simon takes a late night phone call from a work colleague and ex-lover, Giles, whom has become hospitalised accidentally. Giles wants him to retrieve a Top Secret, file he has taken home and return it to the office discreetly. When Simon sees the file he realises that Giles is involved in spy work and refuses to be a party to it or become complicit and stashes it. Giles, to save his own skin then sets the admiralty on to Simon who is charged with treason and detained in prison. Lily's secure life is destroyed and she must take steps to protect the children and support Simon.
There is a nice build of tension, culminating in a satisfying ending.
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