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Tamsin - Peter S. Beagle
Tamsin
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In his long-awaited return to full-length fiction, Peter S. Beagle has crafted a beautiful modern-day ghost story that confirms his status as one of the world's most original and emotionally rewarding storytellers...Tamsin is a young woman who died over 300 years ago. Jennifer is a young... show more
In his long-awaited return to full-length fiction, Peter S. Beagle has crafted a beautiful modern-day ghost story that confirms his status as one of the world's most original and emotionally rewarding storytellers...Tamsin is a young woman who died over 300 years ago. Jennifer is a young American, transplanted to England by her mother's remarriage. They are two lonely souls, on opposite sides of life and death--a boundary they are both about to cross...Peter S. Beagle is:"The class act of fantasy writing, the only contemporary to remind one of Tolkien, and, in his darker moments, Dineson." --Booklist (starred review)"An artist writing about matters of consequence... His is the very special magic of the poet and storyteller whose only desire is to bring forth beauty and enjoyment for his readers." --Chicago News"A shimmering, knowing and humorous intelligence, and a seemingly boundless font of creativity." --Washington Post * A highly-respected author: Beagle has received many major awards, nominations and reviews, including a New York Times Notable Book
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780451457639 (0451457633)
Publisher: Firebird
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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1.0 Tamsin
The plot was interesting but the characters! Oh my lord, the characters. I guess I am one of those annoying people who need likable characters to fully appreciate the book, and that is where this book failed me big time. I realize how long this is, so here is my summary: I hated EVERYONE except Meen...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
A nice YA ghost story.I have to admit, however, that this book didn't quite live up to my expectations (set high, recently, by 'The Inkeeper's Song' and a couple of Beagle's short stories.A rebellious teenager, Jenny, is reluctantly transplanted from NYC to the English countryside. She's got a new s...
Readundant
Readundant rated it
4.0 Tamsin
"My Jenny, I will never see your own land, yet well I know night's as dark there as in Dorset. And night is not ours, and never will be, not till all is night. I tell you it will not, Jenny -- never any more than the sea, for all we plow and harrow up that darkness. What yet swims in the deepest dee...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
Bumping in to 5 stars, because a book that can be read over and over again without loosing its glory is a special one indeed. the last read even gave me a creep that I didn't have before.I'm re-reading because I was watching Victorian farm from BBC and seeing them plowing the field reminded me of th...
Nancy
Nancy rated it
The story is beautifully written and told from the perspective of a 13-year-old girl who moves with her parents from Manhattan to a sprawling farm house in England. The house is haunted and inhabited by a ghost named Tamsin, who died more than 300 years ago. Jenny learns a lot about Tamsin and about...
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