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Women of the dunes
Women of the dunes
Maine, Sarah2018
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Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a spur of land on the sea-lashed coast of Western Scotland. Enshrouded in myths and legends, Ullaness was named for Ulla, a Viking maiden whose star-crossed romances and uncertain fate captured the imaginations of locals for generations, including Libby's great-great grandmother, Ellen. A maid growing up in the home of the Sturrocks, the baronetcy that now owns the fabled lands, Ellen became obsessed with the legendary Norsewoman--and even believed that she was Ulla. Now Libby, an archaeologist, has a chance to excavate the Sturrock lands for physical artifacts that will fill in the gaps of oral tradition. It's a career-making opportunity for the young academic, and a chance to separate fact from fiction in Ellen's stories. Yet, before the dig can even begin, a different kind of artifact is unearthed: the bones of a man, murdered over a hundred years ago, wearing the twin of a golden cross that Ellen passed on to Libby--important relics that might've belonged to Ulla herself. As public and private myths unfurl across centuries, a pattern of romance, violence, and tragedy emerges, revealing the invisible threads that tie Libby, Ellen, and Ulla together--and rewriting the history of Ullaness itself.
Main title:
Women of the dunes / Sarah Maine.
AUTHOR:
Maine, Sarah, author
Imprint:
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2018.©2018
Collation:
369 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781473639720 (paperback)9781473684898 (hardback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryAdult FictionMAINOnloan - Due: 28 Nov 2019
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