Secrets of the Sea

Secrets of the Sea[Read] ➲ Secrets of the Sea By Nicholas Shakespeare – Heartforum.co.uk 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 haunte Torn by tragedy from his early life on a remote farm in Tasmania, Alex Dove has returned years later to Secrets of PDF \ 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 Soon they are drawn into the unpredictable dynamics of small town island life and into the destructive orbit of an unscrupulous real estate agent who maintains a secret hold over both Doves But when a shipwreck off the shore thrusts a troubled, possibly criminal teenage castaway into their world, Alex and Merridy s tenuously forged happiness is suddenly at grave risk, as they are forced to confront deeper questions about the true meaning of fulfillment.

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare is a British novelist and biographerBorn to a diplomat, Nicholas Shakespeare grew up in the Far Secrets of PDF \ East and in South America He was educated at the Dragon School preparatory school in Oxford, then at Winchester College and at Magdalene College, Cambridge He worked as a journalist for BBC television and then on The Times as assistant arts and literary editor From to he was literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday TelegraphSince , Shakespeare has been Patron of the Anita Goulden Trust, helping children in the Peruvian city of Piura The UK based charity was set up following an article that Shakespeare wrote for the Daily Telegraph magazine, which raisedthan ,He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Secrets of the Sea
  • Nicholas Shakespeare
  • English
  • 08 August 2017
  • 1846550688

10 thoughts on “Secrets of the Sea

  1. Heidi says:

    A very good book Aboutthan love and loss, infertility and infidelity,than peace and despair it is about sailing ships and sheering sheep and bowling and Tasmanian summer and electricity and forgiveness of self and oysters and ghosts and a mysterious coin All of those things and none of them Instantly jealous of the author s name, I picked this book up at my library after contemplating not checking anything out, as I d left my reading list at home and it had well over 100 books A very good book Aboutthan love and loss, infertility and infidelity,than peace and despair it is about sailing ships and sheering sheep and bowling and Tasmanian summer and electricity and forgiveness of self and oysters and ghosts and a mysterious coin All of those things and none of them Instantly jealous of the author s name, I picked this book up at my library after contemplating not checking anything out, as I d left my reading list at home and it had well over 100 books to read I can t be bothered with impulse reading and maritime novels really aren t my thing but I went against myself and borrowed the book anyway.What I found was a brightly colored cast of characters, as seen through the black and white of a small town newspaper Just enough back story was written about each character that the reader had a faint idea of where they came from, but was not overwhelmed with detail Yet, they came together so intimately at the end you might have been reading about your own cousin It is the quintessential love story of life on a farm There s inheritance throughout, but not enough to be unbelievable no princesses, just one money grubbing womanizer and a reference to Titan.Perhaps my only disappointment was the author s tendency to describe a past event being called to attention during a current conversation Not only did it make following the conversation difficult I half suspect Shakespeare did that on purpose but it just felt unnecessary The flashbacks didn t add to the story, in my opinion Overall, I d give it 4.5 stars but it didn t rock my world

  2. Kristine says:

    An interesting story set on a farm near a small town in Tasmania with themes of love, loss, and life not turning out the way you expected Although I enjoyed the book, the writing style was challenging at times The author insisted on inserting flashbacks to the past in awkward spots and at times had a meandering approach to dealing with inner thoughts and feelings that interfered with understanding what was happening or being said in the present I found it an irritating, but not insurmountable An interesting story set on a farm near a small town in Tasmania with themes of love, loss, and life not turning out the way you expected Although I enjoyed the book, the writing style was challenging at times The author insisted on inserting flashbacks to the past in awkward spots and at times had a meandering approach to dealing with inner thoughts and feelings that interfered with understanding what was happening or being said in the present I found it an irritating, but not insurmountable, approach to story telling The main characters were well developed and there was just enough but not too much development of supplementary characters Pacing of the story was quite well done, and I found that the introduction of changes and new directions for the characters was quite well placed when the detail of the life progression was starting to become a little tedious So on balance, I rated it as a 3, instead of a 4

  3. Scott says:

    What a gem of a novel that I suspect has yet to be discovered by a broader American audience Shakespeare a British writer who splits time living in England and Tasmania, paints a colorful canvas of contemporary Southeast Tasmania He scripts his characters with such psychological depth that one feels the remoteness of the setting A setting of which the early Europeans said, represented the literal end of the world if you travel any further you are on your way home again His main characters What a gem of a novel that I suspect has yet to be discovered by a broader American audience Shakespeare a British writer who splits time living in England and Tasmania, paints a colorful canvas of contemporary Southeast Tasmania He scripts his characters with such psychological depth that one feels the remoteness of the setting A setting of which the early Europeans said, represented the literal end of the world if you travel any further you are on your way home again His main characters Alex and Merridy both experience tragic loss very early in life This is a commonality in their budding relationship and a complexity that shadows their eventual marriage They live on a coastal farm which Shakespeare depicts with a lyrical prose that could make the Old Bard himself beam with pride Then there is also the oyster farm that becomes Merridy s endeavor In reading some reviews that have dubbed this as a rather slow tale, I beg to disagree From the opening pages the reader senses the tensions and conflicts which lead to the buildup As a book review from the UK s The Sunday Times brilliantly summarizes, this novel is carefully measured storytelling

  4. Okidoki says:

    Havets hemligheter, 2008 ISBN 9146217215En psykologisk ktenskapsroman som f ngslar fr n f rsta b rjan Vi f r f lja deras liv p en boskapsfarm i stra Tasmanien Milj skildringen bidrar nog mycket till att detta r en bok som man inte g rna l gger ifr n sig En upplevelse p flera plan.

  5. Liviu says:

    Secrets of the Sea was one of those books that I almost couldn t put down and had to finish it asap just bought it a night before this review and while at 400 odd pages not that short, I put everything else down and read it with passion a love story, a story of a marriage, a story of secrets and a story of life in a small town in a remote area of the world.the structure of the book with an intense beginning in 1988 and an intense ending in 2004 2005, while the in between, normal years o Secrets of the Sea was one of those books that I almost couldn t put down and had to finish it asap just bought it a night before this review and while at 400 odd pages not that short, I put everything else down and read it with passion a love story, a story of a marriage, a story of secrets and a story of life in a small town in a remote area of the world.the structure of the book with an intense beginning in 1988 and an intense ending in 2004 2005, while the in between, normal years of a marriage and a life with its achievements, problems and context pass by and change the two main characters, while they still remain at heart defined by their respective tragedies one lost his parents in a tragic accident, the other s older brother whom she worshiped disappeared as a young boy and is presumed dead though nobody knew if it was an accident, a kidnapping, a murder and by their commitment to one another works very well and the novel succeeds completelyexcellent stuff and highly recommended

  6. Franzi says:

    Alex seine Eltern Sterben sehr fr h bei einem Autounfall Er wird nach England auf ein Internat geschickt Nach vielen Jahren kehrt er zur ck und will die Farm eigentlich Verkaufen, da sie das Verschwinden von Merridys Bruder nie verkraftet haben Nach dem sich Merridy und Alex n her kennengelernt haben beschlie en sie zu Heiraten Bis ein schrecklicher Sturm kommt, doch seine Kindheit l sst ihn nicht mehr los Also beschlie t er die Farm aufzur sten Kurze Zeit sp ter lernt er Merridy kennen M Alex seine Eltern Sterben sehr fr h bei einem Autounfall Er wird nach England auf ein Internat geschickt Nach vielen Jahren kehrt er zur ck und will die Farm eigentlich Verkaufen, da sie das Verschwinden von Merridys Bruder nie verkraftet haben Nach dem sich Merridy und Alex n her kennengelernt haben beschlie en sie zu Heiraten Bis ein schrecklicher Sturm kommt, doch seine Kindheit l sst ihn nicht mehr los Also beschlie t er die Farm aufzur sten Kurze Zeit sp ter lernt er Merridy kennen Merridy ist mit ihrer Mutter nach Wellington Point gekommen um f r ihren todkranken Vater ein Pflegeheim zu suchen Ihre Eltern sind geschieden, leben sie kinderlos aber gl cklich Doch der Sturm ver ndert ihr ganzes leben Dieses buch ist sehr gef hlvoll geschrieben Die Natur und das Meer ist wundervoll beschrieben Dieses buch ist f r alle die Spannung und Australien lieben

  7. Tadzio Koelb says:

    From my review in the New Statesman The episodic nature of this long novel about a family s fortunes can sometimes recall such Victorian dramas as The Newcomes, but whereas Thackeray s characters demonstrated the slow, weighty effects of empire and society, Alex and Merridy live in a time seemingly absent of larger forces The emphasis shifts uneasily between inner lives minutely recorded and the places and experiences that surround them Events occur not exactly in isolation, but their relatio From my review in the New Statesman The episodic nature of this long novel about a family s fortunes can sometimes recall such Victorian dramas as The Newcomes, but whereas Thackeray s characters demonstrated the slow, weighty effects of empire and society, Alex and Merridy live in a time seemingly absent of larger forces The emphasis shifts uneasily between inner lives minutely recorded and the places and experiences that surround them Events occur not exactly in isolation, but their relationship to one another is mostly chronological some have consequences, others don t, and coincidence is never far away Read the whole thing at

  8. KawasakiBabe says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Nicholas Shakespeare is my favourite author sadly not too prolific in recent years.I have read Secrets of the Sea a couple of times, and always I findin it than I remember from the previous time and bizarrely I had forgotten the ending memory s going.Shakespeare explores the depths and shallowness of human nature and brings characters together in a most believable, interesting and superbly written way.Love it.

  9. Sandrine says:

    A really good book took a while to get into it but the plot is quite unusual, so is the setting Tasmania All characters are skilfully described and introduced in the story in unexpected circumstances I probably did not fully capture the depth of the writing as vocabulary used is quite unusual nautical.

  10. Paulette Ponte says:

    This author s writing style was difficult at times but it was a mostly a good read The setting, Tasmania, was interesting There were elements of a love story, heartbreak and loss The setting including life in a small rural village where people are involved in farming or the ocean Mostly, the story is quite sad There was an unsatisfying ending which was a disappointment.

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