Angel's Wharf


5.00 · 1 ratings · Published: Oct 16th, 2013 {{ book.ratingTitle }}
This book is as huge and compelling as l ''Gone with the Wind '' .

‘’Will she ever truly know why she loves him….?’’
Erotic lyricism, love and death weave a tangled tale through time……

‘Angel’s Wharf’ has a demography which follows the relationship of the three main characters as they span the centuries of the past and present. It is the love story of the eternal triangle, an obsessive love that has no beginning or end, a story that is shape shifting and rooted in magic and mystery. From England in 1997 we travel to India and Hong Kong in 1870, back to Mesopotamia in 2500 BC and lastly to Brazil in 2046 a futuristic landscape at the beginning of the end of the world as we have known it The book is full of secrets, why are these three locked in a seemingly everlasting theme of obsessive love down through the ages? What is the skein of Karma that ties them together? Who is mad and who is sane? Or is the whole book merely the shifting chimera in the brain cells of a near death experience?
It crosses cultures and religions; incorporates magic and madness quantum physics and multiple dimensions and explores ritual and early civilisation.

Author's comment on the book
Angel’s wharf is my attempt to present in an unsentimental fashion and through the medium of fiction some of the issues that I feel are often overlooked and even more often hidden in family life. It is also an attempt to find a sense of peace with what was and what will be. This book is a work of fiction, although some of it is undoubtedly true. For the historical time frames I have tried to be as true to the spirit of each place and time as possible. The Opium/Tea trade section was based on original MSS, log books and diaries and the history of the early trading years in Hong Kong. In the Sumerian section no one knows why Queen Pu-abi and her Ladies were found interred in this way and this story is my own take on it. The heroine of the story, En-hedu-anna, really existed though 100 years after Pu-abi and her doomed ladies. She is thought to be a Princess, the daughter of King Sargon and an En –Priestess of Ur. She was the first known poet and I have used her original writing, the ‘Nin-me-sara" slightly altered in places to fit the plot. .

Review. Lloyd Evans who writes for The Spectator .

‘The most immediately satisfying aspect of the book is the sensuous quality of the prose and the highly erotic nature of the subject matter. The author is blessed with a keen apprehension of the touch, taste, smell and feel of things - and of people too. All the characters are presented in a manner which gives the fullest possible expression to these qualities. There are passages of sublime lyricism where the narrator's voice and her reactions to her experience merge beautifully I found this a beautifully written, insightful, wise and instructive novel. ‘

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