The Seaglass Spiral



☉ The Seaglass Spiral PDF / Epub ❤ Author Alan Gould – E17streets4all.co.uk The Seaglass Spiral is a saga of two families brought together by the accidents of history and love Based with fidelity on Alan Gould s memories, on letters and diaries, and on information from the pu The Seaglass Spiral is a saga of two families brought together by the accidents of history and love Based with fidelity on Alan Gould s memories, on letters and diaries, and on information The Seaglass PDF \ from the public record, these glimpses of the past are brought alive and indeed given an authenticity only possible through the imaginative reinvention of fiction Each part of this continuity of stories, each life in the greater pattern, seems to speak back and forth across time and remind us that we are in no real sense alone.The Seaglass Spiral

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  • Paperback
  • 298 pages
  • The Seaglass Spiral
  • Alan Gould
  • English
  • 09 October 2019

10 thoughts on “The Seaglass Spiral

  1. says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful book, in every way An extraordinary mix of fiction and non fiction, it tells the story of lovers Ralf Sebright and Susan Ravenglass and their various ancestors, weaving the stories across centuries and countries in such a vivid way that you feel you are constantly in the presence of life, and love, for this is very much a book about the links between people The language is gorgeous, acute, observant the feeling is tender, humorous, earthy and has an unusual ele This is an absolutely beautiful book, in every way An extraordinary mix of fiction and non fiction, it tells the story of lovers Ralf Sebright and Susan Ravenglass and their various ancestors, weaving the stories across centuries and countries in such a vivid way that you feel you are constantly in the presence of life, and love, for this is very much a book about the links between people The language is gorgeous, acute, observant the feeling is tender, humorous, earthy and has an unusual elegance all its own The author is a poet as well as novelist and his acute perception of words as well as character and atmosphere makes the book a special delight The book as object too is just gorgeous lovely cover based on an image by the author s wife, Anne Langridge , beautiful shape taller than the average paperback and beautiful inside, with some photographs printed on the same creamy paper as the text, so that it looks like part of the whole It s published by a small press who really care about books Highly recommended

  2. says:

    I really, really liked this book Alan Gould is an Australian author with eight novels to his credit, but he is shamefully neglected and his books are hard to find Back in 1998 when I read his superb fourth novel, Close Ups, 1994 which I d found remaindered at a book stall, I finished my reading journal with the words A very beautiful book I must findof this man But I didn t find anything else that he d written, not ever, not until I stumbled onto the website of small press Finlay L I really, really liked this book Alan Gould is an Australian author with eight novels to his credit, but he is shamefully neglected and his books are hard to find Back in 1998 when I read his superb fourth novel, Close Ups, 1994 which I d found remaindered at a book stall, I finished my reading journal with the words A very beautiful book I must findof this man But I didn t find anything else that he d written, not ever, not until I stumbled onto the website of small press Finlay Lloyd and discovered The Seaglass Spiral which they published last year 2012 Well, we ve come a long way since the days when all we had to rely on was a limited number of reviews in the press and on what bookshops chose to promote Thanks to the internet I have just spent a productive 10 minutes at Brotherhood Books and have ordered To the Burning City 1991 and The Schoonermaster s Dance 2001 and I ve got a good chance of tracking down the others in due course too.And, thanks to the internet, I am here to tell you to buy a copy of The Seaglass Spiral from Finlay Lloyd while you can, and to keep your eyes peeled in second hand book shops for Gould s other books The Man Who Stayed Below 1984 The Enduring Disguises Three novellas 1988 The Tazyrik Year 1998 The Lakewoman 2009 The intriguing title arises from the union of Susan Ravenglass and Ralf Sebright the seaglass spiral is a gold filigree helical brooch that holds a micro chip storing their joint family lineage, representing the fine tendrils of character moving down the generations And Gould s novel memoir is also an artfully created kind of family history spiral, drawn partly from family memories but with all the boring bits omitted and the missing bits imagined It is bookended by a montage of grainy images from a family photo album, and it s printed on paper that feels slightly aged even though it s brand new The cover with its image of a shabby piece of sacking from which the picture of the shell is peeling away, is just perfect for a book that, as the publisher says in the foreword dances between fact and fiction.To read the rest of my review please visit

  3. says:

    This is a little treasure and one of the only books that can lay claim to making me swoon with delight The writing is just beautiful From time to time the book stumbles over it s own cleverness and you see that the author has over stretched, but the characters are just so warmly drawn, created with love, that you forgive the occasional misstep.

  4. says:

    A beautifully written, fictionalised account of the author s family history which moves from England to Australia As a Canberra resident I found the section set in Canberra in the 1970s particularly interesting and evocative.

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