Mobi È Gathering the Water ´ 288 pages ¾ Robert edric

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Mobi È Gathering the Water ´ 288 pages ¾ Robert edric ¾ [Epub] ➤ Gathering the Water ➥ Robert Edric – It is 1847 northern England and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitT that the man made deluge cannot be avoided not by the locals desperate to save their homes nor by the reluctant agent of their destruction Weightman himselfIn a masterful new novel Edric captures powerful human emotions with grace and precision The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this story of David and Goliath marks Edric's dramatic return to historical literary fiction This is a sad and dark novel that lingers in the mind long after finishing it The grief in it is sometimes overwhelming but it is a realistic historical novel I would read by Robert Edric after finishing this

Robert Edric Ì Gathering the Water Epub

Posted him there He finds some solace however in his enigmatic neighbour Mary Latimer Caring for her mad sister Mary is also an outsider and a companionship develops between the two of them which offers them both some comfort and support in their mutual isolationAs winter closes steadily in and as the waters begin to rise in the Forge Valley it becomes increasingly eviden The journey of Charles Weightman is a journey of loss It is the loss of his enthusiasm the loss of his purpose the loss of his sense of self It is a novel about the journey that we must all take in life and how we start that life full of dreams and ambitions hope and joy and it is only through the gentle passage of time we come to understand the true nature and reality of things This is not to say that life is harsh or unfair but simply that life is Critics say that the book meanders along and this is true and right because it is a book that follows the vagaries of life itself None of us follow a straight path but rather our lives are made up of a series of vignettes that somehow coalesce into what we become This then is the journey of Charles Weightman He comes to complete the construction of the dam and by the end we come to see the destruction of a man The book is beautifully written the prose is wonderful the setting is both magnificent and diabolical It is a book that you must read with the little expectation of revelatory moments or spellbinding action instead you must read it with the knowledge you will be taking a journey into the world of another a journey that will lead you through suffering and loss disappointment and misery But read it you must because at its core it is your story

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Gathering the WaterIt is northern England and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitants Weightman is heartily resented by these locals and he himself is Gathering the eBook #190 increasingly unconvinced both of the wisdom of his appointment and of the integrity and motives of the company men who The cover drew me in first The colour is at the perfect point between blue and grey and the drawing is lovely Who is the man and what is he looking down atI hadn’t read anything by Robert Erdic before but I was aware that he was a respected author and so I picked up the book to find out a little The premise was intriguing and so home it cameIn 1847 after the death of his fianceé Charles Weightman is sent to Yorkshire to supervise the flooding of a valleyIt’s an element of history that I don’t recall finding in a novel before Springs and wells that have supplied communities with water cannot cope with new demands and population growth and so valleys are turned into reservoirsHe expected to find unpopulated countryside but instead he finds homes still occupied and people who are reluctantly having to leave the only homes they have ever known And so of course Charles meets with suspicion resentment and downright hostilityMary Latimer is a widow She moved back to her home in the valley so that she could bring her sister home from the asylum but mow she faces the prospect of losing her home and being forced to send her sister back to the asylumThere is a mutual recognition between Mary and Charles acknowlege each other as people who have borne losses who are isolated who are trying to do the right thing in difficult situationsThere is no relationship – this isn’t that sort of book – just two lives being swept away as the tide risesA great deal is unsaid and many uestions go unanswered while the rising tide dominates everything In unskilled hands that might be a problem but here it somehow works Indeed it feels rightThe story is inevitably serious and of course there can be no happy ending But it is both moving and gripping as it unravels in perfect sparse prose and all of the elements work together beautifullyDefinitely a book that will stay with me and an author to investigate further