The Realms of Gold

The Realms of Gold

Frances Wingate is one of England’s most renowned archaeologists, having recently discovered a lost city in the Saharan desert. A woman who seems to have it all, Frances expertly balances her career with her four children and her lover, historian Karel Schmidt. But when Frances and Karel suddenly split, Frances throws herself into her work, finding along the way surprising connections to a family she had no idea she had. The Realms of Gold is "alive with ideas" (Anatole Broyard, The New York Times), a striking portrait of a woman searching for meaning and finding it in the most unlikely of places.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544289697

  • ISBN-10: 0544289692

  • Pages: 368

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Margaret Drabble
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Margaret Drabble

MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.
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    Praise for Margaret Drabble:

    "Reading a Margaret Drabble novel has always been like cozying up with a cup of hot tea by a gas fire with a dull English winter rain misting the window, and contemplating the story of one's own life."

    The New York Times

    "As meticulous as Jane Austen, and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."

    —Los Angeles Times

    "The deft commingling of the sentimental and the matter-of-fact is characteristic of writer Margaret Drabble…Drabble is one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation."

    —Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker

    "Reading Margaret Drabble's novels has become something of a rite of passage…Sharply observed, exquisitely companionable tales of women of a certain age and class, educated, egocentric, strong, unlucky in love."

    Washington Post

    "Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."

    Chicago Tribune

    "What distinguishes Drabble's fiction from the commonplace is that, like Doris Lessing's early work, it nails femaleness. Drabble's women bleed, some metaphorically, but not all."

    San Francisco Chronicle

    "A superb novelist."

    The Dallas Morning News

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544289697

  • ISBN-10: 0544289692

  • Pages: 368

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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