Author(s): Amanda Curtin


Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter, Laura. It begins in the first years of the 20th century, in a place where the howling winds spin salt and sleet, sucked up from the ice floes. A place where lives are ruled by men, and men by the witchy sea. A place where the only thing lower than a girl in the order of things is a clever girl with accursed red hair. A place schooled in keeping secrets. Thirty years after her grandmother's death, Laura receives her notebooks and discovers the painful past that Meggie spent a lifetime trying to forget. Moving from the north-east of Scotland to the Shetland Isles to Fremantle, Australia, Elemental is a novel about the life you make from the life you are given. It is a novel about superstition and friendship, the nature of heroism and sacrifice, women's work, love, and family.


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General Fields

  • : 9781742585062
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : UWAP
  • : December 2012
  • : 235mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2013
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amanda Curtin
  • : Paperback
  • : 513
  • : en
  • : 823.4
  • : 436
  • : black & white illustrations