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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
Marla Masterson (as by Peter Dunant)
   1. Exterminating Angels (1983)
   2. Intensive Care (1986)
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   The War of the Words (1994)
   Age of Anxiety (1996) (with Roy Porter)
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2010) : Sacred Hearts

Sarah Dunant recommends
Elizabeth, Captive Princess (1948)
(Good Queen Bess, book 2)
Margaret Irwin
"One of Britain's most accomplished historical novelists. Her love and rapport for the past shine through on every page."
A Kind of Dying (1998)
(Jim Meldrum, book 2)
Frederic Lindsay
"Lindsay can chill your soul."
The Search for Sana (2005)
Richard Zimler
"Zimler is an honest, powerful writer."
The Bells (2010)
Richard Harvell
"The Bells does for the ears what Perfume did for the node. A novel to engage the senses as well as tickle the mind."
Island of a Thousand Mirrors (2012)
Nayomi Munaweera
"A compelling coming of age tale in paradise lost; a novel of the heart and a feast for the senses."
A New Map of Love (2017)
Abi Oliver
"A New Map of Love is an acute and beguiling study of life, love and the endless flat footed dance of men and women."
Meet Me At the Museum (2018)
Anne Youngson
"A wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn."
Call Upon the Water (2019)
Stella Tillyard
"Finely written, finely intelligent...A novel to make you think as well as feel."
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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