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The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
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200 years after being plucked from obscurity to marry the Crown Prince of Korea, the Red Queen's ghost decides to set the record straight about her extraordinary existence - and Dr Babs Halliwell, with her own complicated past, is the perfect envoy. Why does the Red Queen pick Babs to keep her story alive, and what else does she want from her? A terrific novel set in 18th century Korea and the present day, The Red Queen is a rich and atmospheric novel about love, and what it means to be remembered

Author Biography

Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE in 1980 . Her many novels include the trilogy The Radiant WayMargaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated(1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989) and The Gates of Ivory (1991), along with The Peppered Moth (2000) and The Seven Sisters (2002), all of which are published by Viking and Penguin. Among her non-fiction works are Arnold Bennett- A biography (1974), The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1985, 2000, editor) and Angus Wilson- A biography (1995).at Newnham College, Margaret Drabble is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London. Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE iInterview with the Author n 1980. Her many novels i The Red Queen is comprised of two gripping storylines set centuries apart. What are the benefits of dividing the book into two separate time-frame divisions like this (rather than having continuous flashbacks interlacing the past and present)nclude the trilogy The Radiant Way (1987I had at first thought of a more conventional interweaving of past and present, but the first section of the book seemed to write itself, with great impetus, in the invented voice of the Red Queen, who seemed to override interruptions . So I decided to go along with her, and
Release date NZ
August 4th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Penguin Books Ltd
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