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The Resource Letters from Skye, Jessica Brockmole

Letters from Skye, Jessica Brockmole

Label
Letters from Skye
Title
Letters from Skye
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Brockmole
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elspeth is fond of saying to her daughter that 'the first volume of my life is out of print'. But when a bomb hits an Edinburgh street and Margaret finds her mother crouched in the ruins of her bedroom pulling armfuls of yellowed letters onto her lap, the past Elspeth has kept so carefully locked away is out in the open. The next day, Elspeth disappears. Left alone with the letters, Margaret discovers a mother she never knew existed: a poet living on the Isle of Skye who in 1912 answered a fan letter from an impetuous young man in Illinois. Without having to worry about appearances or expectations, Elspeth and Davey confess their dreams and their worries, things they've never told another soul. Even without meeting, they know one another. Played out across oceans, in peacetime and wartime but most of all through paper and ink, Letters from Skye is about the transformative power of a letter - the letter that shouldn't have been sent, the letter that is never sent and the letter the reader will keep for ever
Summary
sweeping love story told in letters spans two world wars and follows the correspondence between a water-phobic poet on the Scottish Isle of Skye and an American volunteer ambulance driver for the French Army, an affair that is discovered years later when the poet disappears
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10180348
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brockmole, Jessica
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Letters
  • Letter writing
Target audience
adult
Label
Letters from Skye, Jessica Brockmole
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051644231
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 p.
Isbn
9780091953980
Lccn
2013004499
System control number
(OCoLC)835968891
Label
Letters from Skye, Jessica Brockmole
Publication
Control code
000051644231
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 p.
Isbn
9780091953980
Lccn
2013004499
System control number
(OCoLC)835968891

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