The River Sings

The River Sings 1

by Sandra Leigh Price

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/04/2017

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Why Our Staff Love The River Sings:
This is a strange and addictive novel. A mother and the daughter who grew up without her exist in parallel narratives in 19th Century England. Torn between humble, ancient traditions and a man with great expectations and a secretive origin, their's is a lyrical story full of struggle and yearning. A book teaming with mystery that will capture your imagination.

Look first. Reach second. Vanish third...

London, 1825: Eglantine has always had an eye for the shine. Born the same day as the young princess destined to be queen, Eglantine has an altogether different path ahead of her, strewn with the glittering waste of her father's ambitions.

Her mysteriously prosperous father, Mr Amberline Stark, is a man of great expectations. He coaxes her to follow in his footsteps, making picking pockets a delightful parlour game which they play in their fine house by the Thames. Eglantine's life before her arrival at the house remains a mystery, her memories wrapped up in a small doll she keeps close to her, and with it the fragmentary recollections of her mother.

It is only when Amberline is caught and transported as a thief to the penal colony of Australia, that Eglantine has to grow up and fend for herself using her only skill. Reluctantly, the thief's daughter becomes a thief, until a chance meeting gives her a window on a new way of being, and the opportunity to strike out into a new and untarnished world. But will the weight of her father's choices make her a prisoner in the house at the side of the Thames?

Birth and death, love and sadness, love knots and cut ties, quicksilver and shine, old worlds and new beginnings, Sandra Leigh Price weaves another gritty and beguiling story that will enchant and delight readers.

ISBN:
9781460750018
Category:
Historical mysteries
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-04-2017
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
235x154x24mm
Weight:
0.4kg
Sandra Leigh Price

Sandra Leigh Price lives in Sydney.

She graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra, with a Double Major in English Literature and Drama, and co-established a small theatre company before moving to Sydney to pursue a career as an actor, then turning to writing.

Wet Ink magazine published an early chapter of The Bird's Child, her debut novel.

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  • The River Sings

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    I loved the book, so intriguing and written really well. Thoroughly recommend.