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by Philip Marsden

eBook The Main Cages ePub
Author: Philip Marsden
Language: English
ISBN: 0007137591
ISBN13: 978-0007137596
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 31, 2003)
Pages: 256
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 304
Formats: azw txt mbr rtf
ePub file: 1215 kb
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Philip Marsden’s brilliant first novel is set in the 1930s, in the small Cornish fishing village of Polmayne. Offshore, just below the surface of the waves, lie the Main Cages, a treacherous outcrop of rock where many ships and many lives have been lost.

Philip Marsden’s brilliant first novel is set in the 1930s, in the small Cornish fishing village of Polmayne. Firmly rooted in a particular place and time, yet recalling in its universality such books as Graham Swift’s ‘Waterland’ and E. Annie Proulx’s ‘The Shipping News’, ‘The Main Cages’ is a gripping story of love and death, and a remarkable fictional debut.

Philip Marsden's brilliant first novel is set in the 1930s, in the small Cornish fishing village of Polmayne. Firmly rooted in a particular place and time, yet recalling in its universality such books as Graham Swift's 'Waterland' and E. Annie Proulx's 'The Shipping News', 'The Main Cages' is a gripping story of love and death, and a remarkable fictional debut.

Philip Marsden paints mostly in black and white in his first novel, The Main Cages. Unpredictable currents swirl beneath the placid surface of Philip Marsden's first novel. A Boy's Own tale of maritime heroism conceals a desperately sad love story; a nostalgic recreation of 1930s England contains an indictment of the twentieth century; and a hymn to the attractions of the sea is an elegy to its victims.

Philip Marsden, also known as Philip Marsden-Smedley (born 11 May 1961), is an English travel writer and novelist Spectator anthologies.

Philip Marsden The Main Cages. CHAPTER 2. Croyden Treneer had once been a fisherman but now he worked ashore. At the Main Cages the seas were already large. He rowed round into the lee of Maenmor. His marker buoys were rising and falling on a long swell.

Ivor Dawkins, forearms red and sunburnt, shirt half-open to the wind, had been bouncing in the seat of the binder for hours, for days, for weeks.

Ivor Dawkins, forearms red and sunburnt, shirt half-open to the wind, had been bouncing in the seat of the binder for hours, for days, for weeks d the summer’s work was done. For some time he had been watching the Golden Sands

CHAPTER 4 ( The following week the town gathered together again, this time for the Jubilee of King George V. On a breezy afternoon, they made their way to the recreation ground.

CHAPTER 4 ( The following week the town gathered together again, this time for the Jubilee of King George V. At one end of the field was a low stage, topped by bunting and flanked by a pair of poles. On each of the poles was a trumpet-shaped speaker through which a Broadcasting Apparatus, loaned by Mr Bradley, relayed a crackling version of the ceremony in London.

I didn't think I'd enjoy this book as I have no interest in the sea but I found it very engrossing and finished it in a few sittings. The story of the changing way of life in a Cornish fishing village in the 1930s was completely absorbing. Find similar books Profile. He himself barely noticed anything that month but the sea. The rhythms of his days were sea rhythms

The acclaimed first novel by one of Flamingo's most gifted young writers, author of 'The Bronski House' and 'The Spirit Wrestlers'. Philip Marsden's brilliant first novel is set in the 1930s, in the small Cornish fishing village of Polmayne. A newcomer to the village, Jack Sweeney, buys a boat and establishes himself as a fisherman, gradually winning the respect even of the village elders. But times are changing, and a new kind of visitor is beginning to appear in Polmayne. A bohemian colony of artists offends some sensibilities, while a hotel is opened to accommodate the summer tourists, and pleasure steamers mingle with the fishing boats in the harbour. Yet, despite the superficial changes, the old ways and the old hazards of Cornish life endure. Offshore, just below the surface of the waves, lie the Main Cages, a treacherous outcrop of rock where many ships and many lives have been lost. Firmly rooted in a particular place and time, yet recalling in its universality such books as Graham Swift's 'Waterland' and E. Annie Proulx's 'The Shipping News', 'The Main Cages' is a gripping story of love and death, and a remarkable fictional debut.
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