James Long war lange Zeit als britischer Fernseh-Dokument tätig und hat sich dann zurückgezogen, um Thriller, historische Bücher und Fantasy zu schreiben.
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When Mike and Gally Martin move to a cottage in Somerset, it’s to make a new start. But the relationship comes under strain when Gally forms an increasingly close attachment to an old countryman, Ferney, who seems to know everything about her. What is it that draws them together? Reluctantly at first, then with more urgency as he feels time slipping away, Ferney compels Gally to understand their connection – and to face an inexplicable truth about their shared past.
Band 1. “It’s a simple story, beautifully told, with some fascinating glimpses into history. The characters are realistic, the plot arc is gentle but keeps one turning the page, It’s also romantic without being mawkish.” (Leser) (145 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 561 Seiten noch günstig?
In a Somerset village, a teenage boy confronts a teacher with a story he should know nothing about. The boy’s impossible knowledge uncovers memories Michael Martin has done his utmost to forget – and soon propels him into danger. As Martin confronts his past once more, three girls arrive in the village of Pen Selwood, one of them drawn by an ancient instinct to find a man called Ferney. Her actions reignite a love story, an instinct that cannot be broken, irrespective of the hurt and danger it brings to those around them…
Band 2, kann aber separat gelesen werden. “I heartily recommend this book to anyone who finds the concept of lives connecting across the void of time fascinating. It’s well structured, beautifully written and, as all good books should, it takes your imagination on a fabulous adventure.” (Leser) (16 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 480 Seiten noch günstig?
Lieutenant Willy Fraser, formerly of the Royal Flying Corps, has been delegated the most dangerous job on the Western Front – a balloon observer hanging under a gasbag filled with explosive hydrogen, four thousand feet above the Ypres Salient, anchored by a slender cable. Swept across enemy lines after his balloon is damaged, Willy is hidden by Belgian farmers, whom he grows close to during his stay. With their aid, he manages to escape across the flooded delta at the English Channel and return to his duties.
Völlig unabhängig von den beiden anderen Büchern. “It’s an extremely well researched book, but it wears that research lightly. Life in the trenches of the Ypres Salient is vividly recreated. The story of the balloon observers is one of the few of the period that remains largely untold.” (Leser) (8 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 465 Seiten noch günstig?