The Tide Mill (2020)

The Tide Mill The setting is feudal Sussex in the thirteenth century a landscape and society that have changed almost beyond recognition The power of the Church is at its zenith yet the King ruling by divine righ
  • Title: The Tide Mill
  • Author: Richard Herley
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 230
  • Format: ebook
  • The setting is feudal Sussex in the thirteenth century, a landscape and society that have changed almost beyond recognition The power of the Church is at its zenith yet the King, ruling by divine right, is sovereign, above all.Ralf Grigg is the young son of a master carpenter whose business fails when Ralf is small The family have come to live in the seaside village ofThe setting is feudal Sussex in the thirteenth century, a landscape and society that have changed almost beyond recognition The power of the Church is at its zenith yet the King, ruling by divine right, is sovereign, above all.Ralf Grigg is the young son of a master carpenter whose business fails when Ralf is small The family have come to live in the seaside village of Mape, where Ralf s mother was born.Ralf s solitary evening walk along the sea wall is interrupted by the distant sight of someone a boy of about his own age trapped in the mud of the saltmarshes The tide is flooding There is no time to fetch help.The decision Ralf makes in that moment has profound and far reaching consequences, not only for himself and his whole family, but for the lord of the manor, his sovereign, and the ruthless struggle for supremacy between Westminster and Rome.
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    1. The Tide Mill is an immaculately crafted work of period fiction where love, pain, gritty daily detail, natural beauty, and human ingenuity meld seamlessly into something almost epic The depth and richness of Herley s language is always a treat through his writing, he constantly reminds the reader that the perfect word for the situation is not always the common or expected word As terse and economical as his prose is, he seems bent on selecting every word for maximum impact, and succeeds over and [...]

    2. If there s a flaw with this book, it s that it s not long enough There were stories to be told in this universe.The story is intricately woven, though some of the foreshadowing is evident throughout the book The level of detail and research conducted by the author is incredible, and made me reach for my Google machine than once which doesn t happen that often Kudos to the author for a compelling, deeply readable book.

    3. The Tide Mill is a beautifully crafted and very moving immersion into the lives of two families in England during the reign of Henry III Herley brought me right into the mind of a Baron of the realm, trying to manage an increasingly penniless manor and his family At the same time he introduces the family of a proud shipwright, a freeman and his family, especially his gifted son The two families become deeply connected through a courageous act of the young freeman which eventually brings him into [...]

    4. I greatly enjoyed Richard Herley s The Penal Colony and Dismemberment The Tide Mill was a page turner for me, but I found myself skipping through several sections I learned a lot about 13th Century serfdom.The characters were interesting people Unfortunately, the people were pushed into the background to make room for the treatise on 13th Century engineering I did not need or want to know the spatial relationship between pieces of a tide driven mill in the 1200s.The personal relationships were w [...]

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