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The Porpoise

" 'I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice... They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears. A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore; in which pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home."--Provided by publisher.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004568832 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004571950 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
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Field name Details
ISBN 9781784742836 (pbk.)
178474283X
9781784742829
1784742821
Classification Number F
Author Haddon, Mark, 1962-
Title The Porpoise [BK]
Edition First edition.
Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The flight -- The child -- The porpoise -- The family -- The serpent -- The hunt -- The storm.
" 'I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice... They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears. A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore; in which pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home."--Provided by publisher.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616
Subject Voyages and travels -- Fiction
Aircraft accidents -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Mythology, Greek -- Fiction
Parables
Sea stories
Aircraft accidents -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Mythology, Greek -- Fiction
Additional Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Pericles.
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