Children's fiction Helen Dunmore Tide Knot

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Tide Knot

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There’s a current racing ahead, the colour of the darkest blue velvet. We plunge forward. The current is so strong that it crushes me. I’m jolting, juddering, struggling in its grip, but I can’t break away. It’s got me, like a cat with a bird in its claws.

Bestselling British author Helen Dunmore continues her darkly tinged contemporary fantasy of two young people torn between home, family and the dangerously spellbinding undersea world of Ingo. The Tide Knot is the second thrilling instalment in what promises to be a popular, highly praised trilogy.

Sapphire, Conor and their mother have moved away from their cozy cottage on ocean cliffs. They’ve moved away from the memories of their father, who vanished mysteriously in his boat two years ago, and away from the cove that marked their entry to the undersea world of Ingo, home of Faro and Elvira, their Mer friends. But Sapphy can’t adjust to her new home; she can’t suppress the growing power inside her that’s drawing her back to Ingo. Are her bonds to the human world strong enough to hold her on land? Sapphy is even more frightened when she learns that the powerful undersea tide knot is quickly coming undone, the might of the sea about to vanquish the land and everything Sapphy holds dear.

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About the Author:

HELEN DUNMORE is a novelist, short story writer and poet. She has written twenty-two children’s books, including Brother Brother, Sister Sister; The Lilac Tree; The Seal Cove; and the bestselling Ingo series. She has written nine adult books including A Spell of Winter, which won the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her poetry collections have won the Poetry Society’s Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the Signal Poetry Award. Helen Dunmore was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in Bristol with her husband and children.

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Praise for The Tide Knot: "Intensely compelling! gorgeous." Amanda Craig, The Times "Dunmore's graceful style is what makes the unbelievable believable!" The Independent on Sunday "Like the ocean itself, this book is deep and strange and marvellous." Nial MacMonagle, The Irish Times "This is a wonderful fantasy story!" Jan Winter, Inis Praise for Ingo: "Ingo has a haunting, dangerous beauty all of its own." Philip Ardagh, Guardian "The electric thrill of swimming with dolphins, of racing along currents, and of leaving the world of reason and caution behind are described with glorious intensity." Amanda Craig, The Times "Compellingly lyrical." Independent "Helen Dunmore may have a few drowned readers on her conscience, so enticing and believable is the underwater world she creates in Ingo." Telegraph "Helen Dunmore is an exceptional and versatile writer and she writes with a restrained, sensual grace." Observer "A remarkable fantasy! It's a haunting, beautifully written book which creates a totally believable parallel world." Northern Echo "Ingo is an intoxicating adventure! Wonderful, evocative storytelling." Publishing News

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