Brother Brother, Sister Sister

I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children. My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children. In a large family you hear a great many stories. You also come to understand very early that storieshold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recastfrom many viewpoints.Poetry was very important to me from...

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The Crossing of Ingo (Ingo, #4)

Haaah... "mimpi" itu akhirnya berakhir juga...!Kenapa kubilang "mimpi"?Karena ketika membaca Ingo (buku 1), aku serasa bermimpi...Bukan mimpi ketemu kaum mer (manusia duyung), btw. Itu mah enggak penting, ^^'.Tapi, mimpi bisa nyebur ke laut, lalu menarik napas dalam-dalam dan... enggak tenggelam.Beneran, waktu itu pengen banget berangkat ke pantai sambil nyanyi-nyanyi lagu "Peggy Gordon" versinya The Corrs....

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With Your Crooked Heart

In "sharp, elegant prose" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), With Your Crooked Heart introduces Louise, a tough and introspective Londoner trapped in a subtle battle between two brothers. Paul and Johnnie were born twelve years apart, in a one-bedroom flat in a dingy London suburb. Their ascent to money and power looks easy from a distance, but the seductive brothers burn those who get too close. When Paul marries Louise, Johnnie is part of...

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Ice Cream

"Subtle and delicate as the sweet confection of its title" (The Independent), this beautiful collection from one of England's most revered writers explores friendship, regret, mysterious passions, and the intense pleasure of ice cream. As in her acclaimed novels The Siege and A Spell of Winter, world-class storyteller Helen Dunmore shows us with subtlety and humor precisely who her characters are and why we should care for them. In each taut,...

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A Spell of Winter

The inaugural winner of England's prestigious Orange Prize, A Spell of Winter is a compelling turn-of-the-century tale of innocence corrupted by secrecy, and the grace of second chances. Cathy and her brother, Rob, have forged a passionate refuge against the terror of loneliness and family secrets, but their sibling love becomes fraught with danger. As Catherine fights free of her dark present and haunting past, the spell of winter that has held...

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Out of the Blue

As in her fiction, these haunting narratives draw us into darkness, engaging our fears and hopes in poetry of rare luminosity. Dunmore's poems also cast a bright, revealing light on the living world, by land and sea, on love, longing, and loss. Out of the Blue presents a comprehensive selection from her seven previous books of poetry. It also includes a collection of completely new poems remarkable for their sensuous magic, sharp delicacy, and...

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The Islanders

I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children. My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children. In a large family you hear a great many stories. You also come to understand very early that storieshold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recastfrom many viewpoints.Poetry was very important to me from...

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The Lonely Sea Dragon

I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children. My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children. In a large family you hear a great many stories. You also come to understand very early that storieshold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recastfrom many viewpoints.Poetry was very important to me from...

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Stormswept (Ingo, #5)

An atmospheric and beautifully written adventure, from the award-winning author of INGO. Morveren lives with her parents and twin sister Jenna on an island off the coast of Cornwall - an island that in the long distant past was devastated by a tidal wave, its halls and people lost. Only some of those taken by the sea may not have been lost at all! Now, as Morveren and Jenna's relationship shifts and changes, like driftwood on the tide,...

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