Lovesong Paperback – 6 Sep 2002
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'Lovesong is a lovely, lyrical creation that has melody and melancholy aching through its sentences... bewitchingly good' Elle, Book of the Month
Lillie has come a long way from the shimmering heat, big skies and rocky mountains of her home. A long way not just in terms of distance, but in terms of experience. For it is here in England, a land of cold, scuffed and tumbling streets, that she finds the love she has needed for so long. Lovesong is a romance, but it is also a tightly woven thriller, a sumptuous and truly extraordinary work. Drawing on the themes of displacement and home that threaded through her previous novels, Gemmell has crafted a gripping plot, peopled it with sympathetic characters and enfolded it in language of startling originality and beauty. Lovesong is a lovely, lyrical creation that has melody and melancholy aching through its sentences . . . bewitchingly good Elle, Book of the Month A strange and lovely novel . . . The plot, carefully wrought, surprising but utterly convincing, rushes the protagonists across the world and back, through layers of innocence, love, guilt and sacrifice, to the ultimate end and beyond to the hope of a new generation The Times An arrestingly strange love story . . . its punchy but poetic and above all, heartbreaking Glamour, Must-read of the Month One of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time Time Out, NYSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Lillie, the main character in the book, is a troubled youth trying to find life from one continent to another.
It's romantic, yet displaced characters can be often identified with....A mother, uprooting herself from the country of her birth, to fall in love with a man from America and stay there, her daughter, Lillie, being sent to stay with her Grandfather, back in England, a man set in his ways, but with a rebel understanding in his heart....an aunt, so utterly British, A man, who uses women, another desperately in love...all entwined with the main character, who's lost in herself....and wants to discover life.
A novel haunting, intense and beautifully written, different and set apart the author conveys this in her style of writing, that's so addictive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was gripped by this story from the start. The main characters view of the world was tainted by her environment and I simply couldnt wait for her to be freed to live.Published on 29 Oct. 2012 by Roger B.
I have just fiished this book, and Im not really sure how I feel about it. I thought it was very hard to get into, and found the style of writing difficult to read, as it didnt... Read morePublished on 3 May 2006 by LMH