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Nicholas Shakespeare
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Nicholas Shakespeare. A home is like the sea. BULGARIAN PROVERB. Your children are not your children

Nicholas Shakespeare. To Anne Rood, for introducing me to Dolphin Sands, and in memory of her husband Trevor (1927–2004). There is the land-locked valley and the river, The Western Tiers make distance an emotion, The gum trees roar in the gale, the poplars shiver At twilight, the church pines imitate an ocean. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. Kahlil gibran, the prophet.

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the best English novelists of our time". Born in Worcester, England to diplomat John William Richmond Shakespeare and his wife Lalage Ann, daughter of the travel writer and journalist S. P. B. Mais, Shakespeare grew up in the Far East and in South America, including Brazil, where his father worked at the British Embassy between 1966 and 1969.

Secrets of the Sea Paperback – 1 Aug 2008. by Nicholas Shakespeare (Author). A breathtaking new tale from Nicholas Shakespeare, who The Times called 'One of our best and truest novelists'. See all Product description.

Nicholas Shakespeare. Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist . London, early May 1940: Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. Nicholas Shakespeare. A young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and falls for an East German girl who is only just beginning to wake up to the way her society is governed. Her situation touches him, but he is too frightened to help.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE was born in Worcester in 1957 and grew up in the Far East and Latin America. directed by John Malkovich. His last book was In Tasmania, winner of the 2007 Tasmania Book Prize. He is the author of The Vision of the Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham and Betty Trask awards, The High Flyer, for which he was nominated as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, and The Dancer Upstairs, selected by the American Libraries Association as the best novel of 1997 and adapted for the film of the same title. His last book was In Tasmania, winner of the 2007 Tasmania Book Prize

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Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best English novelists of our time

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best English novelists of our time. Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the best English novelists of our time". The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent".

Shakespeare’s perceptive, gently comic and lovingly visual novel charts the evolution of love in an out-of-the-way place-Wellington Point, population 327-where two people marked by tragedy meet

Shakespeare’s perceptive, gently comic and lovingly visual novel charts the evolution of love in an out-of-the-way place-Wellington Point, population 327-where two people marked by tragedy meet. After Alex Dove’s farmer parents were killed there in a car accident when he was 11, he was brought up in England. Returning to Tasmania as an adult to close the farm down, he decides instead to stay.

Nicholas Shakespeare follows up his travel book In Tasmania with this slow-moving novel, set in one of the island's coastal communities. Secrets of the Sea. 447 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Torn by tragedy from his early life on a remote farm in Tasmania, Alex Dove has returned years later to start over. A chance encounter with quiet, alluring Merridy Bowman-a young woman similarly haunted by a tangled and catastrophic history-results in marriage, as two damaged souls unite to build a home, family, and livelihood far removed from civilization's bustle.

  • Just a little difficult to follow the first few pages then one of the best stories I've read in a long time. The characters are complex, interesting and believable. The story builds and builds. Just a great read. I've all ready bought it for 2 other friends. Highly rec this novel. May be better than " The Dancer Upstairs".

  • I loved this book. He writes like a native Australian. Insightful and moving. It was all tied together despite the story taking so many different directions. I will be reading more Nicholas Shakespeare.

  • (4.5 stars) Set on the remote southeast coast of Tasmania, the isolated island at the southernmost tip of Australia, Nicholas Shakespeare's latest novel examines the lives of Alex and Merridy Dove as they try to create satisfying lives, cope with traumatic childhood memories, and ultimately decide that "[We'd] better start living. We're dead an awfully long time." Wellington Point, the fictional town in which they live on Tasmania's southeast coast, faces Oyster Bay, a battered shoreline open to ferocious gales coming from the nearest land mass to the south--Antarctica--a place where only the hardiest and most independent souls manage to wrest a living from the land or the sea.

    Alex and Merridy Dove have both faced tragedy. Alex lost both of his parents when he was only eleven, after which he was sent to England. Returning twelve years later, he meets and falls in love with Merridy, whose much-adored brother vanished when he was seven and she was five. Though she does not love Alex when they are married, she believes that she will learn to love him, and they look forward to having a family and living on the farm.

    Shakespeare, who lives in Tasmania for four months a year, creates a vibrant picture of life at Wellington Point, and of the connections the inhabitants forge with each other and with the land and the sea. Moving back and forth in time, the novel provides the individual backgrounds of all the characters, their courtships and love affairs, their hopes for the future, and their personal interests. As Alex, the realist-farmer, and his wife, the believer in dreams, await the arrival of children who do not arrive, their lives and their marriage are tested.

    The leisurely pace of this seemingly domestic novel quickens with the arrival of Kish, a teenage orphan whom Alex and Merridy rescue from a ferocious storm. Kish is part of a program to give young boys in trouble a chance to learn from their experiences on a three-month sail around the island. Merridy and Alex give Kish a place to stay and a job, each of them trying to force Kish into their memories of the past and their dreams for the future. Ultimately, all three of them feel betrayed.

    The novel, which has been rooted in reality for about three quarters of its length, changes dramatically with the arrival of Kish, as various characters begin to experience illusions and see ghosts of the past. The line between reality and fantasy blurs and is complicated by the characters' failure to communicate, so that they often misinterpret what they "see." The surges of the sea sometimes parallel the characters' surges of passion, and the sea's "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" is sometimes matched by the characters' separations, emotional and physical. Ultimately, all the loose ends get tied up, but this is sometimes done on the basis of coincidence, and the gothic change from pure realism to a mixture of realism and fantasy may annoy some readers. The characters are sympathetically drawn, however, and the reader who loves intimate family sagas and depictions of unusual places will be captivated by this unusual and well-written novel. n Mary Whipple

    Snowleg
    The Dancer Upstairs: A Novel
    In Tasmania

  • The small Town small island is wonderfully evoked by Nicholas Shakespeare by using snippets from the local storekeepers news letters and the whole book gives you a feel of being part of this Tasmanian community.
    The story is a gentle tale of life in Wellington Point;Alex Dove's return to his parents farm, his marriage to Merridy and the life they build together with the help of an Oyster farm.
    The book engages and holds your interest without ever challenging although it does have the faintest hint of Patrick White about it in the way it portrays the life and lives of the community it is set.
    A pleasant book to read.