After her mother dies, Rice, an awkward but highly imaginative teenager, is sent to live at the Water's Edge, a gloriously ramshackle Bournemouth hotel. There she meets Beatrice, an old school friend of her mother's, and her witchily beautiful daughter, Esther. Rice gradually falls for the world of the hotel - its rhythms and routines, its eccentric guests, and its rich history, which touches upon her own identity. She also begins to fall for Esther. Watching over her like a guardian angel is the figure of Persephone, who each year is washed up to Bournemouth from Hades, and who finds herself equally seduced by the Water's Edge, which for her offers an intriguing window on the mortal world.
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Louise Tondeur was born in Poole in 1972, and grew up in Bournemouth. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and was singled out as one of the most promising contributors to their FIRST HAND anthology. Louise teaches scriptwriting at UEA, and lives in Cambridge.
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Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110755301412
Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0755301412