Quiddity Paperback – 18 Jun 2010
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About the Author
Edwin Page is the author of Where Seagulls Fly and a number of non-fiction books, including Ordinary Heroes: The Films of Danny Boyle. He has had numerous poems, short stories and articles published, works as a freelance writer for the greetings card industry and has a first-class degree in film and literary studies.
Top Customer Reviews
The juxtaposition of the brash, noisy setting of the New Age Festival and the verdant tranquillity of the adjoining forest created an ideal backdrop to the many emotional conflicts in the book.
Krish, a hopeful young artist, was earning money drawing caricatures of festival revellers, and I felt that Mr. Page too was drawing caricatures of his characters - emphasising certain aspects of their personality, but only hinting at the more deeply hidden traits. This has the effect of peopling the novel with fairy tale like characters; Natasha, a young reveller camping with her best friend is portrayed as powerfully manipulative, almost evil. Yet maybe there is a desperately insecure, and interesting, person hidden beneath the Wicked Queen performance. On the other hand Jaz's personable, attractive qualities are frequently emphasised, and I found that after a while I would have liked to see her acting and thinking a little more imperfectly!Read more ›