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Seventeen John S. Saul

Seventeen

John S. Saul

Published January 21st 2013
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Kindle Edition
284 pages
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Seventeen traces the daily lives of people in a small well-to-do English town with an ageing populationa story with threadsstarting with a barking doghow to deal with itthen there is the national obsession with war and the past, quite a storyMoreSeventeen traces the daily lives of people in a small well-to-do English town with an ageing populationa story with threadsstarting with a barking doghow to deal with itthen there is the national obsession with war and the past, quite a storyolder age and lossanimal life taking over- home improvements- skies and the weatherof course there are peopleyearning to be seventeenfrom the start theres Geoff Jenson, who aims to do seventeen lengths in the local bathshe rantsFrancesca, who is almost seventeenAbby is very elderly and has a friend Jennifer, who is concerned about the possible return of her one-time partner, RobertGeoff Jenson has a partner, Alison, who thinks the natural world is exacting or about to exact retribution on the human worldHarvey works at an estate agents and comes closer to his colleague Miranda despite their differencesthere is always someone who may be someone you know, as this is a proper townwith a lot of inhabitants, seventeen very prominentand Ronald Blyth- the creek men- the physiotherapist- a film star- Valente, Mia,Becky, Jack, Kitty, Roger, Shanethrown in and told anew is the tale of the important archaeological discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship and its treasures, two of which are Edith Pretty (owning the land, having travelled the world) and Basil Brown (making the find, having gone to work on his bike)only one person dieslogically the rest are still alive nowand always will bethere are apparitions, sculptures, a raft, all based, as is the entire story of Seventeen, on real eventsThe first chapter begins:ChapterA dog barksin the historic riverside town