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Song of the Sea Maid

Rebecca Mascull

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

Rich, evocative second novel from the author of THE VISITORS: 'Beautifully written... wonderful stuff.' - Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller.

In the 18th century, Dawnay Price is an anomaly. An educated foundling, a woman of science in a time when such things are unheard-of, she overcomes her origins to become a natural philosopher.

Against the conventions of the day, and to the alarm of her male contemporaries, she sets sail to Portugal to develop her theories. There she makes some startling discoveries - not only in an ancient cave whose secrets hint at a previously undiscovered civilisation, but also in her own heart. The siren call of science is powerful, but as war approaches she finds herself pulled in another direction by feelings she cannot control.

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Praise for Song of the Sea Maid

  • A beautifully crafted mesh of conquering adversity/hist-fict/ghost story with a murder investigation slipped in for good measure. A satisfying novel that's worth every penny and, indeed, every melting moment spent in its company. - The Book Bag on The Visitors

  • What a delightful book. Full of action, drama and emotion, it is a wonderful, inspiring read. Furthermore the writing is stunningly beautiful. ... It is short, immensely powerful and moving. Certainly my favourite book of the month. Stunning. - lovereading.co.uk on The Visitors

  • Haunting - Irish Tatler on The Visitors

  • The Visitors may be Mascull's first novel, but she writes with the fluency and dexterity of a born writer, deftly

  • crafting an engrossing story that imbues her characters with tangible sensitivity, warmth and humanity. - Sydney Morning Herald

  • Rebecca Mascull's second novel continues to showcase her talent for writing intelligent, impeccably researched, absorbing historical fiction. Dawnay Price - foundling, scientist, feminist - is a wondrous character and I was on the edge of my seat following her fortunes. - Louise Walters, author of MRS SINCLAIR'S SUITCASE

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Rebecca Mascull

Rebecca Mascull is the author of THE VISITORS and SONG OF THE SEA MAID. She has previously worked in education, has a Masters in Writing and lives by the sea in the east of England. Visit her website rebeccamascull.tumblr.com.

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