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Rook [Paperback]

Jane Rusbridge
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Rusbridge's sympathetic and respectful handling of a sensitive issue conveys an emotional impact that resonates long after the closing pages (TLS)

Genuinely fascinating and the writing itself is really fine - often lush and ambitiously poetic, but always controlled (Daily Mail)

Rook is an astonishingly vivid book; colours, textures, sounds, landscape, weather - a locality so precisely evoked that it rises up from the page as you read, and surrounds you with the fabric of the imagined lives which inhabit it. They are fascinating and compelling lives, and the plot delves into the layers of their past actions and secrets, delicately peeling them away ... an utterly engrossing novel (The Tablet)

An emotional tale of family, forgotten history and loyalty (Psychologies)

What a good novelist Jane Rusbridge is! I love the way she combines dexterous storytelling with deliciously descriptive, poetic prose. The people, the landscape they inhabit, even the birds in the air, are all vividly rendered in this mesmerising and multilayered story

(Marika Cobbold, author of Guppies for Tea)

Intense, atmospheric and beautifully written (Joanna Briscoe, author of Sleep with Me)

Compelling, absorbing and beautifully written (Patricia Duncker)

A richly woven tale has its pleasures too (Independent)

A powerful tale ... intensely written (Lifestyle)

Thoughtful ... The historical background of the Sussex coast, full of battles and dead husbands, enriches it (Sunday Herald)

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A mesmerising story of family, legacy and turning back the tides, Rook beautifully evokes the shifting Sussex sands, and the rich seam of history lying just beneath them

About the Author

Jane Rusbridge is the author of The Devil's Music. She lives near the coast in West Sussex with her husband, a farmer, and the youngest of their five children. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester, where she was the recipient of the Philip Lebrun Prize for Creative Writing and is Associate Lecturer in English.


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