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Moldavite [Kindle Edition]

Meira Eliot
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Eva’s teaching career is seriously, and humorously, on the rocks. She loves her job, but is finding it harder by the minute to take her employer seriously.

More and more Eva takes refuge in her mother’s home city of Prague. She finds its cultural roots go back further than she could ever have imagined.

As she shambles and laughs her way through school, Eva delves into the inspiring history of the city she loves. She is transformed by what she discovers. But will she find the links between Prague, North Yorkshire, the legacy of the Etruscans and Abraham the Patriarch?

 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing (10 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FS0YM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #942,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Meira Eliot was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in the UK and educated at Durham and Oxford, where she studied languages and social sciences. She has spent much of her adult life living in Germany and the Czech Republic, where she has worked as a freelance translator, teacher and university lecturer. While teaching at a Czech university she had an opportunity to experience the Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Her writing is difficult to pin down to a single genre, falling somewhere between fiction and social satire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An Intriguing Journey 14 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
Moldavite is an intriguing novel, which opens in medieval Prague, a city at the heart of Bohemia, with its unique source of the eponymous green gemstone laid down by a meteorite at the dawn of history. Eva, the protagonist, has an instinctive affinity to the city, which is where her own mother was born. But in modern Britain this is at odds with her burgeoning career at a prestigious girls' boarding school - an institution steeped in hierarchy and eccentricity, which Meira Eliot describes with an irresistible meld of humour and satire. However, gradually her affection for Prague draws her back again and again and she discovers that there are unexpected links between the old city and those ancient Etruscan civilisations that instigated the spread of culture and architecture across continents. She learns also that many of these legends stretch back to biblical times, and that there are even connections pulling at her own roots. Her life and purpose are transformed by these revelations. Modavite takes you on a satisfying journey, providing food for thought long after the book is closed - a journey well worth travelling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Thoughtful 24 Nov 2013
By ACW
Format:Paperback
Being a ex-pat in Czech Republic, the story was all the more interesting as I was able to follow in the author's footsteps around the Old Town, and feel involved in the novel and some of the characters. If you know the land, moldavite is a typical Czech stone probably created from a meteorite 15 million years ago, and may have many special properties, some of them being mysterious. However, you don't need to know Prague and the country, to be able to enjoy the novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful and thought provoking novel 14 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This story brings to life a charming city in a stunning manner. The descriptions are colourful and vivid making it easy to get lost in the story. The plot holds humour, intrigue and emotion and the character's are developed with feeling. The integration between the past and its links to the present gave the novel depth and the research and accuracy that had gone into it made it all the more interesting to read. I see other reviews here give details of the plot so I won't go into that but I will recommend this book - and to a wide range of readers too! So, first I will check out the writer's other novels and then I think I want to visit Prague again....
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2.0 out of 5 stars Book 9 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Was not made clear that this was a novel thought it was about the gem stone moldavite. Very up set
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Thoughtful 25 Nov 2013
By ACW - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Being a ex-pat in Czech Republic, the story was all the more interesting as I was able to follow in the author's footsteps around the Old Town, and feel involved in the novel and some of the characters. If you know the land, moldavite is a typical Czech stone probably created from a meteorite 15 million years ago, and may have many special properties, some of them being mysterious. However, you don't need to know Prague and the country, to be able to enjoy the novel.
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