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Mrs J, Godolphin

Beyond the Bright Sea

I loved reading this story because it is a real page- turner with wonderful characters. It opens on an island off the east cost of America and both the harsh weather and unkindness of most of the islanders to the main character, Crow, set the scene and draw the reader in. The description of clothes washed in salt water is so vivid and I can imagine bashing salt out of dry clothes. There are two wonderfully kind characters in the story and they make up for all the difficulty Crow faces. Leprosy has come up in a few stories I have read recently and it is easy to understand why contemporary authors see the horror of the leper colony and exclusion as an intriguing subject. Read this book!

Posted on: 20th April 2018 at 12:36 pm

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