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Elemental - Amanda Curtin

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Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter, Laura. It begins in the first years of the twentieth century, in a place where howling winds spin salt and sleet sucked up from ice floes. A place where lives are ruled by men, and men by the witchy sea. A place where the only thing lower than a girl in the order of things is a clever girl with accursed red hair. A place schooled in keeping secrets. Thirty years after her grandmother’s death, Laura receives her notebooks and discovers the painful past that Meggie spent a lifetime trying to forget.

About the Author

Amanda Curtin is a writer, book editor and Adjunct Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. Her first novel, The Sinkings, was published in 2008, followed by a collection of short fiction, Inherited, in 2011. She has been granted writing residencies in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and the United States. Amanda lives with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat in a old house in an old suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

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    Loved reading this book, recommended to me by my daughter who was reading with her book club. Brilliantly written, great story line.

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      Comments about Elemental:

      This book is so evocative. The writing is beautiful, the history of the British herring fishery interesting and the main characters move to W.A. Brought back many memories for me. Wonderful story!

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      Elemental: a modern Australian classic!

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        Comments about Elemental:

        Elemental is an emotional novel about family, memory, secrets, superstition, loss, hardship, and which celebrates love in all its forms. It will mean something different to every person who has the pleasure of reading it, but it is a novel that will remain with you long after it ends. Amanda Curtin's descriptions of Scotland and the Shetland Isles are so vivid that I discovered more than once that I had subconsciously wrapped myself up in blankets while I was reading!

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        ISBN: 9781742585062
        ISBN-10: 174258506X
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 350
        Published: 1st May 2013
        Publisher: UWA Publishing
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.3  x 3.6
        Weight (kg): 0.6