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Transfer - by Apple Gidley (Paperback)

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Transfer - by Apple Gidley (Paperback)
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"""History, landscape and culture intertwine in this complex and fascinating story of a coming together of disparate people and the coming of age of the Virgin Islands and its people."" Jo Parfitt, publisher, Summertime Publishing ""Apple Gidley's striking new novel captivates from its very first page. This is a deft and well-crafted plot, effortlessly weaving its way through the politically-charged uncertainty of the Danish West Indies and presenting us with such authentic and credible characters that the overall effect is seductive. But it's the complex layer of perspectives that makes Transfer special. Through a seamless use of narrative, letters, dialogue and dispatches from abroad, we get not just a wider, international perspective - the allure of European culture ('... it was something about the way Parisian women held their heads...'), the devastation of the Second Boer War, the outbreak of The Great War ('a generation of laughing boys slaughtered...') and the development of European suffrage - but also the intensity and colour of characters we can't help caring about. Clever, emotionally-charged and hugely enjoyable."" Jack Scott, Perking the Pansies ""If you think, that reading Apple Gidleys Transfer, will give you a further detailed insight into life in the then Danish West Indies, you may only to some extent find what you seek; what makes the book interesting is the story it tells of a gallery of individuals, most of them from the islands with a variety of national ... read more
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