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Read online The Colour.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Colour Newlyweds Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from England to New Zealand along with Joseph s mother Lilian in search of new beginnings and prosperity but the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin When Joseph finds gold in a creek bed he hides the discovery from both his wife and mother and becomes obsessed with the riches awaiting him deep in the earth Abandoning his farm and family he sets off alone for the new goldfields over the Southern Alps a moral wilderness where many others under the seductive dreams of the colour rush to their destinies and doom by Rose Tremain

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The Colour
Title:The Colour
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ISBN:0099425157
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Number of Pages:384
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical
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Sacred Country, Music & Silence, The Gustav Sonata, Merivel: A Man of His Time, Trespass, The American Lover, The Way I Found Her, The Road Home, Restoration, The Colour
Robert Merivel son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician finds his fortunes transformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury and idleness enthusiastically enjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age But when he s called on to serve the king in an unusual role he transgresses the one law that he is forbidden to break and is brutally cast out from his newfound paradise Thus begins Merivel s journey to self knowledge which will take him down into the lowest depths of seventeenth century society, I have a secret to tell you dear and this is it I am not Mary That is a mistake I am not a girl I m a boy Mary s fight to become Martin her claustrophobic small town and her troubled family make up the core of this remarkable and intimate emotional yet unsentimental novel As daring as Virginia Woolf s i Orlando i i Sacred Country i inspires us to reconsider the essence of gender and proposes new insights in the unraveling of that timeless malady known as the human condition As Mary s mother Estelle observes There are no whole truths just as there is no heart of the onion There are only the dreams of the individual mind br Sweeping us through three decades from the repressive English countryside of the fifties to the swinging London of the sixties to the rhinestone tackiness of seventies America Rose Tremain unmasks the sacred country within us all, From the Orange Prize winning author Rose Tremain comes a brilliant and picaresque novel of seventeenth century England In the wake of the gaudy years of the Restoration Robert Merivel physician and courtier to Charles II faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age Questions crowd his mind has he been a good father Is he a fair master Is he the King s friend or the King s slave In search of answers Merivel sets off for the French court of Versailles where inevitably misadventures ensue, Newlyweds Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from England to New Zealand along with Joseph s mother Lilian in search of new beginnings and prosperity but the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin When Joseph finds gold in a creek bed he hides the discovery from both his wife and mother and becomes obsessed with the riches awaiting him deep in the earth Abandoning his farm and family he sets off alone for the new goldfields over the Southern Alps a moral wilderness where many others under the seductive dreams of the colour rush to their destinies and doom