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Flatlands

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When young Freda comes across a wounded rare albino pink foot goose, she goes to the abandoned lighthouse where Philip Rhayader lives, and the pair of them care for it until it heals. If you seek a soothing and gentle yet not always pretty story with vivid narrative and wonderful characterization, this is precisely for you. Did she make a transition from her sad lonely life as an evacuee to one that was warmer and more fulfilling?

It wasn't as well portrayed and it seemed something more subtle would have worked better--for me, anyway. A bond is formed between these two, as a conscientious objector he is considered somewhat of an outsider, someone who doesn’t really fit in with his family, or with a country at war, and she is definitively an outsider, a child far from home. I couldn't get past the part, though, where she was best loved (it seemed) by her grandmother who died while she was evacuated. Flatlands is a haunting and lyrical novel about loneliness and the compensations of the natural world, art and unlikely friendships.

Full of quiet drama and sorrow at loss, cruelty and mortality' Amanda Craig'Compelling and beautifully intimate. Photograph: Joe Rey/Alamy View image in fullscreen ‘An evocative landscape, lonely and bleak’ … the Fens in Flatlands. There, deprived of any warmth, she meets a young man - Philip Rhayader -a conscientious objector who has left Oxford and his prospective vocation in the church following a nervous breakdown. Flatlands' reminds me a little of the novels of Helen Humphreys but her voice is less poetic and more ordinary.

S. debut, was loosely inspired by Paul Gallico's classsic wartime novella The Snow Goose , and will be followed by Girl in White , historical fiction about the artist Paula Modersohn-Becker. The setting was gorgeous and haunting, the characters were decently complicated, but I felt like the story dragged on for quite a while and then ended suddenly on a rather hopeless note.Philip is probably mid to late twenties, and following a nervous breakdown related to his leaving his life's goals behind, finds himself holed up in an abandoned lighthouse. It is the story of a evacuee child (12 year old girl) from London who lands with a horrible family and eventually makes a friend of a young (23 yr. A lot of this, whether written from the mindset of the aged narrator or the naive young girl on the train to Lincolnshire, fails to ring true.

I feel bad because this got multiple 5 star ratings from other ARCers but I just did not feel as drawn in as others did and the ending really ruined it for me.

She was also commissioned by the Arts Council and the BFI to create London’s biggest art poem that leads from Waterloo to the IMAX. In addition to the stories of people in the countryside, there is one particular scene setting in Dunkirk where the small boats are evacuating the retreating soldiers, which is highly visual and contrasts, with the domesticity of much of the rest of the story. The book gave some good descriptive details of the landscape and the lives of the local people at the outbreak of WW2. Finally, there was a sense of a "crush" that she had on the painter (would not be shocking in a just turned 13 year old and he certainly never acknowledged it.

The novel focuses on the young girl and her relationships with the family that Ihave her to stay and with a young man who is a conscientious objector and is working on the land nearby.This is an engrossing, captivating, and brilliant novel in which Freda, an elderly woman living in a care home, looks back on her life, concentrating mainly on the 1940s War years when she was evacuated as a child from London’s East End to the depths of rural, coastal Lincolnshire. We can surmise Philip’s fate but not to offer any glimpse as to Freda’s life seems frustrating and unsatisfying. However, his action results in his death and in the little girl having no one to help when she finally gets the courage to leave her assigned "family" and come to him. The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements.



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