Shakespeare, Nicholas Secrets of the Sea

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Following the death of his parents in a car crash, eleven-year-old Alex Dove is torn from his life on a remote farm in Tasmania and sent to school in England. Twelve years on, he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. But the timeless beauty of the land and his encounter with a young woman, whose own life has been marked by tragedy, persuade him to stay. They marry, and he finds himself drawn into the eccentric, often hilarious dynamics of island life. Longing for children, the couple open their home to a disquieting guest, a teenage castaway, whose presence on the farm begins to unravel their tenuously forged happiness, while at the same time offering the prospect of a much greater fulfilment. "Secrets of the Sea" is Nicholas Shakespeare's finest novel to date.

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Following the death of his parents in a car crash, 11-year-old Alex Dove is torn from his life on a remote farm in Tasmania and sent to school in England. 12 years on, he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. But the timeless beauty of the land and his encounter with a young woman persuade him to stay.

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"Masterful....a work of rare beauty," -- Financial Times.

"a novel of gathering power"
-- Sunday Herald

"an astute portrayal of thoughtful characters...the prose is elegant and enjoyable to read" -- Spectator

'An impressive, workmanlike, poignant piece of work.'
-- Sunday Telegraph

'It reads absolutely true and is often amusing... a very good novel indeed.'
-- Scotsman

'Shakespeare has produced a work of rare beauty.' -- Angel Gurria-Quintana, FT Magazine

`Carefully measured storytelling in this enveloping tale of life's small treasures lost and found' -- Sunday Times

`Engagement with the sea...its significance in the unplumbed depths of human psyche, is the real, undoubted strength of this novel.' -- Margaret Elphinstone, The Independent

`Nicholas Shakespeare has a magpie's eye for shiny colloquialisms.'
-- TLS

`a moving and elegantly written novel'
-- Cambridge Alumni Magazine

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