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'It has taken a lifetime for me to see that the more afraid people are of the darkness, the further into it they will flee.

Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter. It begins in the first years of the twentieth century, in a place where howling winds spin salt and sleet sucked up from icefloes.

A place where lives are ruled by men, and men by the witchy sea. A place where the only thing lower than a girl in the order of things is a clever girl with accursed red hair. A place schooled in keeping secrets.

Moving from the north-east of Scotland to the Shetland Isles to Fremantle, Australia, Elemental is a novel about the life you make from the life you are given.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    For
    Edna Jean
    and all grandmothers.
  • Epigraph: If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies. -Author unknown

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Sussex,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      UWA Publishing ,
      2013 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of UWA Publishing
      Extent: 448p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes glossary of Scots, Doric and Shetland words.
      • Published 15 May 2013
      ISBN: 9781742585062
    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 6323092648970392547.jpeg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 448p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 2016
      ISBN: 9781925228335
    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 6813501311573239527.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Edition info: 2nd edition
      Note/s:
      • Published December 2016
      ISBN: 9781742589169

Works about this Work

Lesley Hawkes, of Amanda Curtin, Elemental Lesley Hawkes , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 1 2015; (p. 228-230)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
The Year’s Work in Fiction Robyn Mundy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 124-143)

— Review of Elephants in the Bush and Other Yamatji Yarns Clarrie Cameron , 2013 single work prose life story ; An Elegant Young Man Luke Carman , 2013 selected work short story ; The Incredible Here and Now Felicity Castagna , 2013 single work novel ; Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel ; Now Showing Ron Elliott , 2013 selected work short story ; The Heaven I Swallowed Rachel Hennessy , 2013 single work novel ; Stella's Sea Sally-Ann Jones , 2013 single work novel ; The Young Desire It : A Novel Seaforth MacKenzie , 1937 single work novel ; Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel ; White Light Mark O'Flynn , 2013 selected work short story ; Knitting and Other Stories : Margaret River Short Story Competition 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion , 2013 single work novel ; Lives of the Dead Jane Skelton , 2013 selected work short story ; The Double (And Other Stories) Maria Takolander , 2013 selected work short story ; Harmless Julienne Van Loon , 2013 single work novel ; Letters to the End of Love Yvette Walker , 2013 single work novel ; Eyrie Tim Winton , 2013 single work novel ; The Swan Book Alexis Wright , 2013 single work novel
Elemental by Amanda Curtin William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
Salt and Tradition Wendy Were , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 354 2013; (p. 54)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
All the Elements of a Novelist's Art William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 June 2013; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
Elements Coalesce in a Hard Life Richard King , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 May 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel ; Who We Were Lucy Neave , 2013 single work novel
Elemental William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 May 2013; (p. 6)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
All the Elements of a Novelist's Art William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 June 2013; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
Salt and Tradition Wendy Were , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 354 2013; (p. 54)

— Review of Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel
Last amended 10 Feb 2017 07:36:24
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    Scotland,
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    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Shetland Islands,
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    Scotland,
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    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,
  • 1891-1905
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