Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River A dark midwinter s night in an ancient inn on the Thames The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger In his arms is the drowned corpse

  • Title: Once Upon a River
  • Author: Diane Setterfield
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  • Page: 216
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A dark midwinter s night in an ancient inn on the Thames The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.Is it a miracle Is it magic Or can it be explained by science Replete with folklore, su A dark midwinter s night in an ancient inn on the Thames The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.Is it a miracle Is it magic Or can it be explained by science Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 464 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Atria Emily Bestler Books More Details Original Title Once Upon a River ISBN 0743298071 ISBN13 9780743298070 Edition Language English Other Editions 15 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Once Upon a River, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Where how can I get an advance copy of this book I dont think I can wait until January If its half as good as The Thirteenth Tale, Ill be thrilled I love the way Diane Setterfield writesher prose, the research, the detail, et

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    • Diane Setterfield

      a mistress of the craft of storytelling The GuardianDiane Setterfield is a British author Her bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale 2006 was published in 38 countries worldwide and has sold than three million copies It was number one in the New York Times hardback fiction list for three weeks and is enjoyed as much for being a love letter to reading as for its mystery and style Her a mistress of the craft of storytelling The GuardianDiane Setterfield is a British author Her bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale 2006 was published in 38 countries worldwide and has sold than three million copies It was number one in the New York Times hardback fiction list for three weeks and is enjoyed as much for being a love letter to reading as for its mystery and style Her second novel, Bellman Black 2013 is a genre defying tale of rooks and Victorian retail January 2019 sees the publication of her new title, Once Upon a River, which has been called bewitching and enchanting Born in Englefield, Berkshire in 1964, Diane spent most of her childhood in the nearby village of Theale After schooldays at Theale Green, Diane studied French Literature at the University of Bristol Her PhD was on autobiographical structures in Andr Gide s early fiction She taught English at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie and the Ecole nationale sup rieure de Chimie, both in Mulhouse, France, and later lectured in French at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK She left academia in the late 1990s to pursue writing.The Thirteenth Tale was acquired by Heyday Films and adapted for television by the award winning playwright and scriptwriter, Christopher Hampton Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman, it was filmed in 2013 in North Yorkshire for BBC2 The TV rights to Once Upon a River have even sold to Kudos Broadchurch, Spooks, Grantchester Diane Setterfield has been published in over forty countries.Diane lives in Oxford, in the UK When not writing she reads widely, and when not actually reading she is usually talking or thinking about reading She is, she says, a reader first, a writer second

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    • Along the borders of this world lie others.There are places you can cross.This is one such place. This is a beautiful story It s a genre crosser something of a historical mystery told like a fairy tale with magical realism Everything straddles the line between reality and the supernatural, and sometimes it steps over into the fantastical, which might be surprising for fans of Setterfield s The Thirteenth Tale I think it works really well, though I should point out that the story is very [...]


    • It was solstice night, the longest night of the year And as the borders between night and day stretch to their thinnest, so too do the borders between worlds Unexpected things can happen Did the solstice have anything to do with the strange events at the swan You will have to judge for yourself As a newcomer to Diane Setterfield s work and hearing what a legend she is in the book community, I was excited and a little bit anxious to see how I would receive her brand of storytelling I w < [...]


    • On a deep, dark night at an inn located on the Thames river, the regulars have gathered to swap stories, drink and unwind from their days The evening is like any other night at the inn, until an injured stranger walked in carrying what they believe to be a doll in his arms and collapses After calling upon the local midwife nurse, they learn that the doll is a young girl A young girl who appears to be dead after drowning in the river yet lives No one recognizes the man or the child Word g On a de [...]


    • I was attracted to something that I read about this book which describes an inn where people came to tell their stories The thought of that reminded me of Canterbury Tales, read many, many years ago in college about travelers telling their stories There are many stories here to be told and I was drawn in from the beginning by the descriptive writing of the River Thames, the characters I was on the river, at the inn and in the lives of this cast of characters I always hesitate to use the wo I was [...]


    • The Swann is an ancient Inn, along the Thames where lots of storytelling is done there On a dark night someone was telling a story the door opened and a newcomer came in They were trying to make sense of what they were seeing They thought it might of been a monster from a folk tale Once there senses came togethor, they noticed in his arms was a puppet with a face and limbs and painted hair.The man was unconscious and they put him on a table They thought he was dead Margot, the owner of the The S [...]


    • Storytelling perfection I have read nothing like Once Upon a River A modern fairy tale Quite a bit of suspense and mystery and wonder and charm Once Upon a River takes place in a historic ancient inn on the River Thames in England This inn is famous for its storytelling and its storytellers, and in fact, when a mysterious stranger with obvious physical injuries incoherently bursts into the inn with a commotion, stories are in the midst of being told The stranger eventually pa Storytelling perfec [...]


    • 4 Fantastical Stars A Tale of Folklore, Legend, Magic and Mystery Late one night at a pub called the Swan at Radcot on the River Thames, villagers unwind with a pint, as they often do A man comes to the door with the body of a cold, lifeless girl in his arms and promptly passes out He sleeps for days Rita Sunday, the town medic, checks them both over To her astonishment, she soon discovers that the young girl is, in fact, alive People come from near and far to see her, including three f 4 Fantas [...]


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