Echoes from the Oasis Paperback – 1 May 2014
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About the Author
A.R. Tirant was born in the Seychelles in November 1958. The daughter of a policeman and the eldest in a family of four brothers and four sisters, she grew up in the tiny seaside village of Beau Vallon on the northern coast of Mahé island. Her working life started in 1975 as a nurse at Mahé’s Victoria Hospital, followed by a long career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to England in 1995, and lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up sons and a granddaughter. ‘Echoes from the Oasis’ is her debut novel, to be followed by other titles in the same series. For author interviews, features and events visit www.seychelles-author-in-cuckfield.com Email: email@example.com
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Reading this book I was transported to a far away land where I learned so much of the culture and struggles of the people on this beautiful island. I found this book to be so engaging, not only for the historical / factual content but for the totally addictive storyline too. I had many a late night while reading this book because I simply could not put it down. To read about the lives of people in the Seychelles at this time was incredibly humbling, more so because I have family connections to this and surrounding islands. This book truly made me appreciate my heritage.
I am eagerly awaiting the second book as I cannot wait to find out what happens! Don't worry, no spoiler alerts required here!!
Rosie, you are an inspiration and I'm so pleased to not only see your book in print but to have read it and thoroughly enjoyed it too. Absolutely brilliant, thank you.
I would highly recommend this book
The writing boasts incredible characters, fantastic locations, and wonderful adventures which are all tokens of the authors commitment to their research but also their own natural charm. As previously mentioned, this is not suitable for children as the backgrounds contain extremely adult themes such as bereavement, violence, love, exaggeration and expectations.
The story simply could not have been told any better than an native and I can honestly say I enjoyed living throughout it as a witness, even if at times I felt so immersed I was finishing the sentences before my eyes could meet the end of them. It's so much more than literature. It's one of the first of its kind and a wake up call to the nation. Do yourself a favour and buy a copy today, because people telling you what they think they know is one thing, but reading the story for yourself is another.
This book is well written and I enjoyed it very much. Do read it you will not be disappointed. I can't wait for the next book to be written.
Brutally honest, I was blown away by the emotional intensity and feeling. The author has written a truly heartfelt and intensely personal record of her love and loss and how she dealt with the grief. This book is an extremely powerful and courageous account of how a young woman, overwhelmed with grief, finds her way through life. Having the Seychelles Islands as a background to the story really brings the pages to life. Well done A.R. Tirant