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Elspeth Barker ✓ O Caledonia eBook

mobi ¶ doc O Caledonia 9780140154726 Free ¾ Elspeth Barker ¼ ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☂ O Caledonia Author Elspeth Barker – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The sixteen years of Janet's life begin on a fogbound winter night in wartime Edinburgh Her father home on leave peering into the blue wicker baskRther toward the periphery of family life Brought up in the unrelenting chill of Calvinism and the Scottish climate she turns from people to animals to literature and to her own fertile imaginationWritten with lyricism poignance and great unexpected flashes of humor th A beautifully written coming of age story set in the north of Scotland Very gothic I started this book thinking it would be some kind of murder mystery although it starts and ends with a murder it's really about the life of Janet from an early age until her death at 16 Janet is a wonderful misunderstood young girl as well as her story I found animals and the countryside to play a big part in this novel I'd say the animals and countryside as well as her old family home are her only true friends Elspeth Barkers prose is beautiful this book will stay with me for a long time The pic I posted is of one of my favourite passages in the book

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E novel traces the chain of events that in the dour setting of Scotland in the s and s cause the bizzare death of a young girl People birds and beasts move in a gleeful danse macabre through a lowering landscape in a tale as rich in atmosphere as it is witty and mordan Beautifully written and a delightful character The world full of ignorance and nastiness is of less to be expected too

ePub O Caledonia

O CaledoniaThe sixteen years of Janet's life begin on a fogbound winter night in wartime Edinburgh Her father home on leave peering into the blue wicker basket comments It's about the size of a cat Later as sibling after sibling appears Janet finds herself slipping further and fu In sentences bursting with images and perfectly audacious words; in paragraphs that unfurl book length narratives; with uirky characters deeply familiar as if spun from dreams; Elspeth Barker tells a simple sad joyous story of Janet an odd duck of a Scottish girl understood by no one a misfit who only feels truly alive in spasms of communion with books or the natural world My delight in her was just this side of a cringe Unforgettable