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A New England Affair

Label
A New England Affair
Title
A New England Affair
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Steven Carroll
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Language
eng
Summary
‘Why do some nights feels as though they were always waiting to happen? Or have already happened and will again?And why don't we know it then? Why is it only afterwards we say, yes, that was when my life turned?'1965. The great poet, TS Eliot, is dead. Hearing the news, the seventy-two year old Emily Hale points her Ford Roadster towards the port of Gloucester, where a fishing boat will take her out to sea, near the low, treacherous rocks called the Dry Salvages, just off Cape Ann, Massachusetts.Over the course of that day, clutching a satchel of letters, Emily Hale slips between past and present, reliving her life with Eliot – starting with that night in 1913, the moment when her life turned, when the young Tom Eliot and Emily Hale fell deeply in love with each other. But Tom moved to London to fulfil his destiny as the famous poet ‘TS Eliot', and Emily went on to become his muse – the silent figure behind some of the greatest poetry of the 20th century – his friend and his confidante. But never did she become his lover or his wife.From Steven Carroll, one of our most brilliant, award-winning authors, A New England Affair is the third novel in his acclaimed Eliot Quartet, a companion novel to The Lost Life and A World of Other People. It is a deeply moving, intense and poignant novel of a love that never finds the right moment, and so becomes the ghost of what could have been, of what never quite was, and never quite will be
Summary
1965. The great poet, TS Eliot, is dead. Hearing the news, the seventy-two year old Emily Hale points her Ford Roadster towards the port of Gloucester, where a fishing boat will take her out to sea, near the low, treacherous rocks called the Dry Salvages, just off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Over the course of that day, clutching a satchel of letters, Emily Hale slips between past and present, reliving her life with Eliot - starting with that night in 1913, the moment when her life turned, when the young Tom Eliot and Emily Hale fell deeply in love with each other. But Tom moved to London to fulfil his destiny as the famous poet 'TS Eliot', and Emily went on to become his muse - the silent figure behind some of the greatest poetry of the 20th century - his friend and his confidante. But never did she become his lover or his wife. From Steven Carroll, one of our most brilliant, award-winning authors, A New England Affair is the third novel in his acclaimed Eliot Quartet, a companion novel to The Lost Life and A World of Other People. It is a deeply moving, intense and poignant novel of a love that never finds the right moment, and so becomes the ghost of what could have been, of what never quite was, and never quite will be.
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Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10582093
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Carroll, Steven
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Australian Fiction
  • Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
A New England Affair
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BORROWBOX:HCP_429137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705728
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A New England Affair
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_429137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705728
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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