The Deep Author Helen Dunmore Viral Book I was born in December in Yorkshire the second of f
The Deep Author Helen Dunmore Viral Book I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children In a large family you hear a great many stories You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints.Poetry was very important to me from childhood I began by listening to and learning by heart all kinds of rhymes and hymns and ballads, and then went on to make up my own poems, using the forms I d heard Writing these down came a little later.I studied English at the University of York, and after graduation taught English as a foreign language in Finland.At around this time I began to write the poems which formed my first poetry collection, The Apple Fall, and to publish these in magazines I also completed two novels fortunately neither survives, and it was than ten years before I wrote another novel.During this time I published several collections of poems, and wrote some of the short stories which were later collected in Love of Fat Men I began to travel a great deal within the UK and around the world, for poetry tours and writing residences This experience of working in many different countries and cultures has been very important to my work I reviewed poetry for Stand and Poetry Review and later for The Observer, and subsequently reviewed fiction for The Observer, The Times and The Guardian My critical work includes introductions to the poems of Emily Bront , the short stories of D H Lawrence and F Scott Fitzgerald, a study of Virginia Woolf s relationships with women and Introductions to the Folio Society s edition of Anna Karenina and to the new Penguin Classics edition of Tolstoy s My Confession During the 1980s and early 1990s I taught poetry and creative writing, tutored residential writing courses for the Arvon Foundation and took part in the Poetry Society s Writer in Schools scheme, as well as giving readings and workshops in schools, hospitals, prisons and every other kind of place where a poem could conceivably be welcome I also taught at the University of Glamorgan, the University of Bristol s Continuing Education Department and for the Open College of the Arts.In the late 1980s I began to publish short stories, and these were the beginning of a breakthrough into fiction What I had learned of prose technique through the short story gave me the impetus to start writing novels My first novel for children was Going to Egypt, published in 1992, and my first novel for adults was Zennor in Darkness, published in 1993, which won the McKitterick Prize This was also my first researched novel, set in the First World War and dealing with the period when D H Lawrence and his wife Frieda lived in Zennor in Cornwall, and came under suspicion as German spies.My third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction in 1996, and since then I have published a number of novels, short story collections and books for children Full details of all these books are available on this website The last of The Ingo Quartet, The Crossing of Ingo, was published in paperback in Spring 2009.My seventh novel, The Siege 2001 was shortlisted both for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction This was another researched novel, which grew from a lifelong love of Russian history, culture and literature It is is set in Leningrad during the first year of the siege of the city by German forces, which lasted for 880 days from the fall of Mga on 30th August 1941 The Siege has been translated into Russian by Tatyana Averchina, and extracts have been broadcast on radio in St Petersburg House of Orphans was published in 2006, and in 2008 Counting the Stars Its central characters are the Roman poet Catullus, who lived during the last years of the Republic,. The third spellbinding story about Sapphy and Conor s adventures in the powerful and dangerous underwater world of Ingo A devastating flood has torn through the worlds of Air and Ingo, and now, deep in the ocean, a monster is stirring Mer legend says that only those with dual blood half Mer, half human can overcome the Kraken Sapphy must return to the Deep, with tThe third spellbinding story about Sapphy and Conor s adventures in the powerful and dangerous underwater world of Ingo A devastating flood has torn through the worlds of Air and Ingo, and now, deep in the ocean, a monster is stirring Mer legend says that only those with dual blood half Mer, half human can overcome the Kraken Sapphy must return to the Deep, with the help of her friend the whale, and face this terrifying creature and her brother Conor and Mer friend Faro will not let her go alone. Bestseller Book The Deep Source: I own an ebook copy of this book. Cost: Free Title:The Deep Series:Ingo #3 Author:Helen Dunmore Overall Rating:3 starsThe Kraken is awake, and no, not the one from Davy Jone's Locker. This Kraken will only return to sleep if it has a sacrifice of a boy and a girl...Or if someone goes into the deep to stop it. And since Sapphy is the only known person to survive the deep, of course she is opted to go. With the help of Conor and Faro, they descend into the depths to fight this ancient beast and Sapphy learns that not all monsters are actually monsters. This one wasn't the best, the Kraken was defeated at about 70% and the end of this book mainly focused on Mer runnings and a power struggle between to prominent Mer. But that wasn't what really bothered me.It's their Dad that's bothering me.He obviously doesn't care about them, his two children, who he abandoned on Earth in favour of his Mer family were going to the Deep, where people die and he didn't even get people to pull him to see them before they went. I know he was injured but nobody is that injured that you can't see your kids before they potentially die?I just don't know man.