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He shows how his curiosity brought both love and fear.
The rhythm and the sound of the words make this novel particularly poetic, particularly musical in terms of the way the language sounds to the inner ear.
Although fiction the characters are very realistic and the historical writings about the waterways fascinating.
Superb novel set in a fascinating and unusual area of England, namely, the fens of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and adjacent counties. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Gordon Mosser
A classic from the eighties that I have only just caught up with. Superb in every way.Published 1 month ago by Leigh Ritchie
Ingenious constructed novel: a mix of an autobiographical story, a detective about a murder, considerations on history, a reconstruction of a family-tree, and an introduction into... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marc L
Ingeniously written which gave its own satisfactions, but the back and forth story lines were hard to follow and although I think I can see what he wanted to do, I didn't find it a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Laurie E. Huberman
Drags on and on. Jumps around all over the place. 60% of the way through the book and I am still waiting for what it is supposed to be about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
amazing book. can't stop thinking about it and going back to my highlights again & and again two months after l read it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by anita
This book had an immense array of topics to discuss and lleft you thinking about history and humanity and life.Published 14 months ago by marilyn pearse