The Seahorse

by Tania Unsworth | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141009489 Global Overview for this book
Registered by okyrhoe of Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on 8/20/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, August 20, 2009
From the back cover:
"After the death of her father, Vanessa West and mother, Marion, are looking for an escape. Seeing an opportunity to get closer to her mother, Vanessa takes her to Ashagiri, a remote hill station in Inida where Marion grew up in the time of the Raj. But the journey pushes their relationship to its limits, as mother and daughter struggle to understand each other. When Marion discovers that the Ashagiri of her memories is not the same as the place she has returned to, she is forced to unvover the turht of a childhood secrete. But memories cannot always be trusted..."

Journal Entry 2 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, August 20, 2009
Reserved for the Intercultural Virtual BookBox started by apoloniaX and contraforsa.

Journal Entry 3 by okyrhoe at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (9/17/2009 UTC) at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to KiwiinEngland, Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, September 21, 2009
Received with thanks. This book looks really interesting and I am looking forward to reading it :)

Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I am presently reading this book and finding it very interesting. The interaction between the mother and daughter rings very true.

This book has being placed in the Cross Cultural VBB to continue its journey once I have read it (note placed here to remind myself)

Journal Entry 6 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, May 27, 2010
When the author was describing the physical location or the interaction between people this book was great. It was interesting seeing how colonial Britain shaped a small village in India, and how this was still apparent 50 odd years later.

At one point this book turned into a strange "who done it" type of thing, which didn't work as well.

The mother daughter relationship was very realistic, and sad to read.

Reserved as part of ApoloniaX intercultural VBB

Journal Entry 7 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, August 09, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (8/9/2010 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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I have finally managed to co-ordinate myself, a post office, and this book. I'm posting it off to the intercultural bookbox participant who won this book in a draw.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Received with warm thanks :) Looks like an interesting read indeed, can't wait!

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hmmm, not sure what I think about this book. It took me a while to get going with the story, but then I sort of got hooked. The problem is that then I started to wait for something interesting to happen, a climax or a turning point to appear, but in vain. Most of the events felt insignificant, there was no real depth to them (this applies to most of the characters, too). Disappointing.

Next off to soffitta1 as part of the South Asia VBB.

Journal Entry 10 by wingsoffitta1wing at Ávila, Ávila Spain on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
And now it's in Spain! Thanks for sending me this.

Vanessa takes her mother, Marion, to India, where she grew up. Ashgari holds many memories for Marion, but for her daughter, it is a place her mother has kept from her. Marion went to school in the hill station town, but her time there was overshadowed by a tragic event that she hasn't thought about in many years.

Life has moved on, not only were Marion's schooldays in the final moments of the British Raj, much has changed though the old Ashagiri Club is still in business, very much fading grandeur. In the Glenside Hotel, the two women are thrown together with other visitors to the town, of different nationalities and social circumstances. Marion looks back on her past, with the advantage of hindsight, seeing that not everything is as it seems. Vanessa, running away from her life at home, is pulled between two men, both of whom are putting her off balance.

I read this on a long journey, I was in the mood for some mother - daughter drama, but was pleased to see that there was to the book. I enjoyed the added dimension of the unsolved tragedy at the school, heightening the tension and driving the plot on.

Journal Entry 11 by wingsoffitta1wing at Dovercourt, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, September 24, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (9/25/2012 UTC) at Dovercourt, Essex United Kingdom

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Released into the Asian Bookbox.

Journal Entry 12 by Fellraven at Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 07, 2012
Just taken from Soffitta1's Asia bookbox - many thanks.

Released 6 yrs ago (8/8/2014 UTC) at New Road Dental Surgery in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire United Kingdom

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Left on the magazines table.

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