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The birth of Venus : a novel
Sarah Dunant
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She began her career writing mysteries, but with her last book, TRANSGRESSIONS (ReganBooks/HarperCollins), graduated to more ambitious, cutting-edge psychological thrillers. Three of her six books, including TRANSGRESSIONS, have been shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Edgar equivalent, the Golden Dagger award, and her third novel, FATLANDS, won the Silver Dagger. As a journalist and critic she has worked extensively in print, radio and television, where for many years she hosted her own show on BBC2. She has also edited two books of essays. Dunant lives in London with her family. (Publisher Provided) Sarah Dunant was born Linda Dunant in London, England on August 8, 1950. She read history at Newnham College, Cambridge. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in theatre, radio and television. Her works include The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, Sacred Hearts, Snow Storms in a Hot Climate, Transgressions, Mapping the Edge, and Blood and Beauty. She is also the author of A Hannah Wolfe Crime Novel series. (Bowker Author Biography)

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