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Sarah Dunant


UK flag (b.1950)

aka Peter Dunant

Novelist, broadcaster and critic Sarah Dunant was born in 1950, and was educated at Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, London, before reading History at Newnham College, Cambridge. She worked as an actress and began working as a producer for BBC Radio in 1974. A former presenter of both Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour' and BBC Television's 'The Late Show' which included, until 1997, the annual broadcast of the Booker Prize for Fiction ceremony, she is the author of several novels.
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical
 
Series
Marla Masterson (as by Peter Dunant)
   1. Exterminating Angels (1983)
   2. Intensive Care (1986)
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Hannah Wolfe
   1. Birth Marks (1991)
   2. Fatlands (1993)
   3. Under My Skin (1995)
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Novels
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Anthologies edited
   Arc Short Stories (1998) (with Tibor Fischer)
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Non fiction show
 
Sarah Dunant recommends
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The Shining Mountains (2023)
Alix Christie
"The Shining Mountains takes its history seriously. Love, treachery, violence, and honour, it is all here in a novel to be savoured."
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A Net for Small Fishes (2021)
Lucy Jago
"A terrific first novel, rich in colour, character, place, and time. If you like your history spiced with sex, scandal, and the sweet sensibilities of female friendship, then this is for you."
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Meet Me At the Museum (2018)
Anne Youngson
"A wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn."

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Award nominations
2010 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : Sacred Hearts


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