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Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which .

Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby. and House of Orphans. She is also a poet, children’s novelist and short-story writer. Published by the Penguin Group

Zennor! Why would you go all the way up there for eggs and butter? . He must try to find out. He could ask the Rector of Zennor when he next meets him in town. The Rector is an educated man, and must know these Lawrences. It would be interesting to have his opinion of them.

Zennor! Why would you go all the way up there for eggs and butter? Haven’t you asked your uncle?’ .

Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of. . I started reading the book, wanting to be enlightened about the Cornish countryside, Zennor, and D H Lawrence and his relationships.

Zennor in Darkness, was the debut novel from English author Helen Dunmore, published in 1993. It won the 1994 McKitterick Prize. which is awarded for debut novels for writers over 40. Until that point, Dunmore was primarily a poet though had published short stories and books for children. As a result of winning the prize, Penguin offered her a two-book deal and fiction became her focus.

Zennor In Darkness book. In her prize-winning first novel, Zennor in Darkness, Helen Dunmore reimagines the plight of . Lawrence and his German wife hiding out in Cornwall during the First World War. Spring, 1917, and war haunts the Cornish coastal village of Zennor: ships are being sunk by U-boats, strangers are treated with suspicion, and newspapers are full of spy stories.

Zennor in Darkness (Paperback). Helen Dunmore (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Into this turmoil come D. H Lawrence and his German wife, Frieda hoping to escape the war-fever that grips London.

In her prize-winning first novel, Zennor in Darkness, Helen Dunmore reimagines the plight of .

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The writer Helen Dunmore, who has died aged 64 of cancer, seldom made herself her subject. In 1993, aged 40, she published Zennor in Darkness, a debut novel that won the McKitterick prize and was described by John le Carré as beautiful but inspiring

The writer Helen Dunmore, who has died aged 64 of cancer, seldom made herself her subject. The author of 12 novels, three books of short stories, numerous books for young adults and children and 11 collections of poetry, she was remarkable in that, although she made an impression from the start, her career evolved in unexpected ways. In 1993, aged 40, she published Zennor in Darkness, a debut novel that won the McKitterick prize and was described by John le Carré as beautiful but inspiring. What emerged was a gift for making history human.

In her prize-winning first novel, Zennor in Darkness, Helen Dunmore reimagines the plight of D.H. Lawrence and his German wife hiding out in Cornwall during the First World War. Spring, 1917, and war haunts the Cornish coastal village of Zennor: ships are being sunk by U-boats, strangers are treated with suspicion, and newspapers are full of spy stories. Into this turmoil come D. H Lawrence and his German wife, Frieda hoping to escape the war-fever that grips London. They befriend Clare Coyne, a young artist struggling to console her beloved cousin, John William, who is on leave from the trenches and suffering from shell-shock. Yet the dark tide of gossip and innuendo means that Zennor is neither a place of recovery nor of escape . . . 'Helen Dunmore mesmerizes you with her magical pen' Daily Mail 'A beautiful and inspired novel' John le Carré 'Secrets, unspoken words, lies that have the truth wrapped up in them somewhere make Dunmore's stories ripple with menace and suspense' Sunday Times Helen Dunmore has published eleven novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphans; Counting the Stars and The Betrayal , which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.

Comments: (3)

Gravelblade
This is an amazing first novel by Helen Dunmore. It was hard to track down a copy but I perservered because I read that the setting is Cornwall during WWI (interesting time period) and that D.H.Lawrence (a favorite) and his wife are secondary characters. Dunmore captures the period and as far as I can remember about Lawrence (it's been awhile) his persona. Dunmore's switches in narrator flow smoothly. She convincingly captures the sense of place and time so that the reader feels the spray of the sea on the craggy inlets and feels the war's effect on all the characters.
Gaudiker
The title is less mysterious than it might seem. Zennor is a tiny town near St. Ives in Cornwall where D. H. Lawrence leased a secluded cottage in 1916 and 1917. The Darkness is of course the First World War, which claimed the young men of the county, brought German U-Boats to their shores, and set the suspicious villagers against Lawrence, his strange pacifist ways, and his German wife Frieda von Richthofen (a distant cousin of the celebrated Red Baron). Also straddling the gap between two worlds is Clare Coyne and her widowed father Francis, an impoverished younger son of minor Catholic aristocracy, whose wife, a former lady's maid, died of TB while Clare was still an infant, leaving her to be brought up mainly by her extended family in this Cornish town, people of good heart but a different class and religion from her father. But while Francis Coyne lives in isolation on dwindling investments, writing a book on local botany, Clare leads a full life among her relatives and friends, developing her talents as an artist, and eventually striking up a friendship with Lawrence himself.

Zennor is a lovely place, with bracing cliff landscapes and sea air, beautifully evoked by Helen Dunmore. But the darkness is never far from their doors. Telegrams arrive with sickening frequency announcing yet another death. Men return wounded in invisible ways. Passions flare in brief encounters that only reinforce awareness of the destruction taking place just the other side of the Channel. ZENNOR IN DARKNESS ranks with Pat Barker's REGENERATION trilogy as a view of war from the sidelines, helpless but by no means unaffected.

This is a remarkable achievement by any standard, but as a first [adult] novel it is simply astounding. I can certainly see similarities with her two more recent books that I have read: she will use the WW1 period again in A SPELL OF WINTER, and Clare's Cornish childhood is very similar to that of the heroine in TALKING TO THE DEAD; indeed the power of childhood memories and close familial connections is a powerful theme in all three books. But as opposed to the rather melodramatic plot constructs in those later novels, this one deals with a period that needs no additional drama; its story unfolds naturally, almost inevitably; and its combination of fact and fiction seems effortless. Clare is a beautiful character, and Dunmore's Lawrence shares that edgy charisma that made his thinly-veiled appearance in Aldous Huxley's POINT COUNTER POINT the highlight of that book also. I am eager to see what Dunmore makes of another real-life wartime setting, that of the siege of Leningrad, in her 2002 novel, THE SIEGE.
Braswyn
A visit to St Ives and the surrounding area had introduced me to Zennor and the connections of the place with D H Lawrence. The local museum was very interesting and threw light on D H Lawrence's relationship with his German wife, and the reactions of the local people to the war, especially with an enemy ( Freida, D H Lawrence's partner) living in their midst.

The reviews of the book Zennor in Darkness on Amazon have been positive. I started reading the book, wanting to be enlightened about the Cornish countryside, Zennor, and D H Lawrence and his relationships. After about 40 pages I found my mind was drifting away from the book, and although I did read the book to the end, it was a real struggle, not a book I would like to recommend.

Trying to understand why my reaction is so different from other reviewers, I would like to suggest the following:

The present tense in which most of the book is written does not somehow convey the full impact of any event.

The writer has not been able to convey very powerfully to the reader the darkness of Zennor, the theme of the book.

The relationship between D H Lawrence and Frieda, and of the local people was such a powerful period in Zennor that it could have been turned into a very gripping book. The reason maybe that the author tried to hint at events/relationship, rather focusing on the crucial ones.

I believe later books by Helen Dunmore have been more focussed.
Zennor In Darkness download epub
Contemporary
Author: Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0140173560
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin UK (May 3, 1994)
Pages: 320 pages