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Gathering the WaterIt is northern England and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitants Weightman is heartily resented by these locals and he himself is Gathering the PDFEPUB or increasingly unconvinced both of the wisdom of his appointment and of the integrity and motives of the company men who. The cover drew me in first The colour is at the perfect point between blue and grey and the drawing is lovely Who is the man and what is he looking down atI hadn’t read anything by Robert Erdic before but I was aware that he was a respected author and so I picked up the book to find out a little The premise was intriguing and so home it cameIn 1847 after the death of his fianceé Charles Weightman is sent to Yorkshire to supervise the flooding of a valleyIt’s an element of history that I don’t recall finding in a novel before Springs and wells that have supplied communities with water cannot cope with new demands and population growth and so valleys are turned into reservoirsHe expected to find unpopulated countryside but instead he finds homes still occupied and people who are reluctantly having to leave the only homes they have ever known And so of course Charles meets with suspicion resentment and downright hostilityMary Latimer is a widow She moved back to her home in the valley so that she could bring her sister home from the asylum but mow she faces the prospect of losing her home and being forced to send her sister back to the asylumThere is a mutual recognition between Mary and Charles acknowlege each other as people who have borne losses who are isolated who are trying to do the right thing in difficult situationsThere is no relationship – this isn’t that sort of book – just two lives being swept away as the tide risesA great deal is unsaid and many uestions go unanswered while the rising tide dominates everything In unskilled hands that might be a problem but here it somehow works Indeed it feels rightThe story is inevitably serious and of course there can be no happy ending But it is both moving and gripping as it unravels in perfect sparse prose and all of the elements work together beautifullyDefinitely a book that will stay with me and an author to investigate further

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Summary × Gathering the Water ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ [Download] ➻ Gathering the Water Author Robert Edric – It is 1847 northern England and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabNt that the man made deluge cannot be avoided not by the locals desperate to save their homes nor by the reluctant agent of their destruction Weightman himselfIn a masterful new novel Edric captures powerful human emotions with grace and precision The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this story of David and Goliath marks Edric's dramatic return to historical literary ficti. Given to me to read for my book group the blurb on the back of this and the Caspar David Friedrich inspiredcopied illustration on the cover gave me some hopeAlas no it wasn't to my tastes This is a tale from the mid Nineteenth Century of an engineer overseeing the flooding of a valley in 'The North' and the resistance of the locals to all this No in truth I'm not wholly sure what the point of it all was I found it relentlessly grim the ending particularly so with a writing style veering somehow between young adult simplicity and unnecessary descriptiveness But all it was describing was wet grey cold scenery yeah we get it and uninteresting characters Admittedly there were only two characters of any depth everyone else was a simpleton stereotype

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Posted him there He finds some solace however in his enigmatic neighbour Mary Latimer Caring for her mad sister Mary is also an outsider and a companionship develops between the two of them which offers them both some comfort and support in their mutual isolationAs winter closes steadily in and as the waters begin to rise in the Forge Valley it becomes increasingly evide. This is a novel about a man who is sent to the site of a new dam in Lancashire in the 1830s He is the agent for the owners and his brief includes overseeing the clearances of the existing dwellings and the logistics preparing the dam for use This is a classic Robert Edric scenario; taking an unglamorous subject and constructing a very readable tale In the course of his work he is resented by many of the locals whos homes have been affected and his association with a woman he meets and her back story is superb reading The landscape is very bleak and you can almost feel the drabness from the descriptions but the uality of the writing does not disappoint