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  • Hardcover
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  • The Great Level
  • Stella Tillyard
  • en
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9780701183196

10 thoughts on “The Great Level

  1. says:

    Ever since I read the review in The Guardian I have wanted to read this book the story set in the mid of the 17th century of Jan Brunt a Dutch engineer who comes to East Anglia to drain the marshes is told in a most beautiful prose Jan is the narrator and describes his undertaking with love as for him shaping the land is something

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    That is what I believed that time nibbles away at the future and in that moment puts the present behind its back The past retreats as each present moment joins it on and on Yet that is far too simple Inside us time sways backwards and forwards from now to then here to there and nothing of it is lost or goes away but it all hangs everywhere translucent in the air Some men turn away and walk on saying that the past contains only their forme

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    Beautifully written Historical facts mixed with a personal story which I enjoyed very much The main characters are not worked out in depth The author observes them throughout their lives and relates the observations to the reader It's a fairytale style of writing but well done I felt I was there

  4. says:

    Now this should have been a book I enjoyedIt has chapters set in my place of birth Kings Lynn and many others set at the very foundation of the City I visit monthly New York – as it transitions from New Amsterdam Golden

  5. says:

    Stella Tillyard’s The Great Level is an absolute stunner It’s everything that I want in an historical novel a completely immersive reading experience feeling submerged in a previously unknown historical epoch and previously unknown historical locales After Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones whoever would have thought that another novel about a civil engineer could be so fully absorbing especially one located i

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    Jan Brunt is a Dutchman who moves from the Netherlands to England to work on the drainage of the Fens around Ely Years later he's living in New Amsterdam and thinking back to his time in England in the 164os50s when the country was still in tumultuous times following the civil war I found this a little wordy at t

  7. says:

    Jan Brunt arrives in Norfolk to drain The Fens and increase the amount of arable land funded by Norfolk's famous son Oliver Cromwell I

  8. says:

    There are two problems with this book; one and its pace and two the ending Mostly told from the point of view of the engineer Jan Brunt the story creeps along at a frustrating pace until the second voice of Eliza is introduced She is brave intelligent and curious and ultimately she turns a punishment into an o

  9. says:

    Wow she evokes so much life and vivid details of the fens Netherlands as well as the new land America in the early part of the 17th century Wow what a novel haunting and breathtaking and just rich in detail I wan

  10. says:

    It's surprising that the draining of the English Fens in the mid seventeenth century hasn't inspired novelists It's an event with plenty of material a country still reeling from a brutal civil war and regicide the culture clashes between the locals and the Dutch engineers brought over by the King to get the job done and between old established ways of life and the emerging modern world between religion and science and so on Stella Tillyar

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It is here he meets Eliza whose love overturns his ordered vision and whose act of resistance forces him to see the world differently Jan flees to the New World where the spirit of avarice is raging and his skills as an engineer are prized Then one spring morning a boy delivers a note that prompts him to remember the Fens and. Stella Tillyard s The Great Level is an absolute stunner It s everything that I want in an historical novel a completely immersive reading experience feeling submerged in a previously unknown historical epoch and previously unknown historical locales After Mike McCormack s Solar Bones whoever would have thought that another novel about a civil engineer could be so fully absorbing especially one located in seventeenth century England and Manhattan Tillyard recounts the struggles of Dutch civil engineers supported by wealthy gentry prisoners and soldiers struggle to reclaim arable land from the fenlands surrounding the Isle of Ely Tillyard invents fully believable characters and especially Jan Brunt and Eliza who involve us in their livesJan s voice is especially convincing and powerful Here he speaks of his work But my pleasure when I talk of my work has a darkening edge It has come to me that for one world to be made another must die Now as my vision begins to come into being I am filled with sadness as well as joy I have seen that this unimproved world has its own way of being which will will be lost It has even its own splendor And here Jan speaks of memory It is said that the contrary of to forget is to remember yet that axiom sounds now like something learned at school a verse recited or a catechism just a story in language The contrary of to forget I see now is to be a part of to live with and to share I watch the ocean disappear behind me and know that a life without a past is a thin one a life starved of voices and nourishment I will not forget I will let memory live The Great Level for me is also a testament to the power of browsing in an excellent bookstore Almost all of what I read now is by less than two handfuls of favorite novelists Brookner Green Modiano Roth Rhys Robinson or from recommendations gleaned from book reviews literary friends or prize lists But I discovered The Great Level on a table with recently published fiction in Toppings and Company with a lovely dustjacket and an inviting signed first edition ribbon no sticker thank you very much One small uibble and one which I hope Chatto Windus addresses in a future edition The Great Level is a novel that demands illustrative endpapers and hand drawn maps of both the Great Level and Manatus Eylandt Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers overturns his Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly ordered vision and whose act Hawk's Passion of resistance forces him to see the world differently Jan flees to the New World where the spirit Girls of Brackenhill of avarice is raging and his skills as an engineer are prized Then A Beautiful Dark one spring morning a boy delivers a note that prompts him to remember the Fens and. 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About the Author: Stella Tillyard

Stella Tillyard is a British novelist and historian She was educated at Oxford and Harvard Universities and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Her bestselling book Aristocrats was made into a miniseries for BBC1Masterpiece Theatre and sold to over twenty countries Winner of the Meilleur Livre Etranger the Longman History Today Prize and the Fawcett Prize Tillyard has taught at