About the Book
he fancied herself part of a timeless chain without beginning or end, linked only by the silver strong words of its tellers.
In the year 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bridie’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s fairytales to the far side of the world.
When Rhys Bevan, a soft-voiced young storyteller and fellow traveller realises Bridie is hiding something, a magical friendship is born. But Rhys has his own secrets and the words written in Bridie’s notebook carry a dark double meaning.
As they inch towards their destination, Rhys’s past returns to haunt him. Bridie grapples with the implications of her dad’s final message. The pair take refuge in fairytales, little expecting the trouble it will cause.
About the Author
When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh at the Melbourne Celtic Club, writes reviews and articles for the Historical Novel Society and blogs at elizabethjanecorbett.com. In 2009, her short-story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. Another, Silent Night, was short listed for the Allan Marshall Short Story Award. An early draft of her debut novel, The Tides Between, was shortlisted for a HarperCollins Varuna manuscript development award.
Elizabeth lives with her husband, Andrew, in a renovated timber cottage in Melbourne’s inner-north. She likes red shoes, dark chocolate, commuter cycling, and reading quirky, character driven novels set once-upon-a-time in lands far, far away.
For more information, please visit Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Goodreads.
In author Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s novel, The Tides Between, she shares a haunting story of the struggles of a group of Welsh emigrants; of the struggle of leaving the lives they had behind; and the struggle of the journey to get to a new land. It’s about secrets, the past coming to haunt, memories, friendship, redemption, and the use of fairytales to help forget the present and sometimes the past. This is a powerful story that will capture the attention of readers from page one. Readers will enjoy the author’s unique writing style in this debut novel as the characters come to life from the pages. This is a story for readers of historical fiction and fairytales.
Genre: historical, fairytales, literature, 19th century
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Publication date: October 20, 2017
Number of pages: 300
A review copy of this book was provided by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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