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The Blessing of Burntisland
Author: Jenny Stanton

ISBN: 9781855757325
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 16 September 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24 x 2.54
This is a story of buried mysteries and fears, of distrust and betrayal. It explores our relationship with the past. It's also about love and confusion, taking as its central character a man who is in some ways at the margin of our society, but who possesses a special gift, which neither he nor those around him fully trust.

Joe Fairlie is a dowser with an ability to find historical treasure. As the novel opens, he is on the most important mission of his career, helping to locate The Blessing of Burntisland, a sunken seventeenth-century treasure barge in the Firth of Forth. At what should be a moment of triumph, he is assailed by the first of a series of waking dreams, which plunge him into the life of one of the wreck's survivors. This court doctor, Thomas Newbolt, is the antithesis of Joe. The other survivor is the "magical boy", Robbie, who resembles a younger, more innocent version of Joe.

Wrestling with these visions of the past, Joe launches on a quixotic journey, collecting odd companions along the way. In his quest to discover what it is about the wreck that gives him such a strong sense of dread, he re...

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