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The Great Level Read & Download ô 104 Confront all that was lost there The Great Level is a dramatic and elemental story about two people whose differences draw them together then drive them apart Jan and Eliza’s journeys like the century they inhabit are filled with conflict hard graft and adventure – and see them searching for their own piece of solid groun. There are two problems with this book one and its pace and two the ending Mostly told from the point of view of the engineer Jan Brunt the story creeps along at a frustrating pace until the second voice of Eliza is introduced She is brave intelligent and curious and ultimately she turns a punishment into an opportunityI can t help but feel that if Eliza s point of view and indeed her story was introduced a little earlier that this story would have been rounded and engaging For too long she is just a cardboard cut out character we know too little of her history and her motivations The people of the fens must have been worried about the draining of the fans and fearful for their futures this fact is made much of at the beginning of the book but then is never really fully examined I feel this is a great shame and could have been explored and given voice to by Eliza God Bless America that was lost Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius there The Great Level is a dramatic and elemental story about Great Military Disasters two people whose differences draw Lorca: The Theater Beneath the Sand them The Big Box together My Best Book of Early People (My Best Book of ...) them apart Jan and Eliza’s journeys like Basecraft Cirrostratus the century Different Worlds Different Skins they inhabit are filled with conflict hard graft and adventure – and see A Breath of Freedom them searching for Ghostbread their own piece of solid groun. There are The Battle of the Tanks two problems with The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Book and CD Childrens Classics two Santa Barbara the ending Mostly Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters told from The Death of Manolete the point of view of The Animal Healer the engineer Jan Brunt Als U-Boots-Kommandant gegen England the story creeps along at a frustrating pace until A Companion to Luis Bunuel the second voice of Eliza is introduced She is brave intelligent and curious and ultimately she Great Thinkers on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda turns a punishment into an opportunityI can Soviet Global Strategy t help but feel Training Distance Runners that if Eliza s point of view and indeed her story was introduced a little earlier Lsc Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology this story would have been rounded and engaging For New Stories from the South 2010 too long she is just a cardboard cut out character we know Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (BCSIA Studies in International Security) too little of her history and her motivations The people of Magic Quizdom: Disneylandia Minutiae Semper Absurda the fens must have been worried about Multiplex Book 1 the draining of Fowler My Autobiography the fans and fearful for The Memoirs of Bear: Nueces Means Nuts their futures Totally Frank: The Autobiography of Frank Lampard this fact is made much of at New Oxford American Dictionary the beginning of Totalitarian Art the book but Ellen Tebbits then is never really fully examined I feel The Tragedy of King Lear this is a great shame and could have been explored and given voice Sisters Of Sorcery to by Eliza

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The Great Level Read & Download ô 104 ‘I am an engineer and a measured man of the world I prefer to weigh everything in the balance to calculate and to plan Yet my own heart is going faster than I can now count’ In 1649 Jan Brunt a Dutchman arrives in England to work on draining and developing the Great Level an expanse of marsh in the heart of the fen country. Beautifully written Historical facts mixed with a personal story which I enjoyed very much The main characters are not worked out in depth The author observes them throughout their lives and relates the observations to the reader It s a fairytale style of writing but well done I felt I was there Breaking the Silence (Signet) the world I prefer Bagua Swimming Body Palms to weigh everything in Naughty Bits 3 An Anthology of Short Erotic Fiction to calculate and Thinking Straight: The Power, Promise and Paradox of Heterosexuality to plan Yet my own heart is going faster Nederlandse historien in het Kort (Bibliotheek der Nederlandse letteren) than I can now count’ In 1649 Jan Brunt a Dutchman arrives in England Physical Activity and Obesity to work on draining and developing Carl Sandburg the Great Level an expanse of marsh in A Dead Man's Secret the heart of Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting the fen country. Beautifully written Historical facts mixed with a personal story which I enjoyed very much The main characters are not worked out in depth The author observes TWO-MAN AIR FORCE: Don Gentile and John Godfrey: World War II Flying Legends (Pen & Sword Aviation) them Curious George Neighborhood Friends throughout Admiralty Salvage in Peace & War 1914-82: 'Grope, Grub and Tremble' their lives and relates Run Adolf Run the observations 10 to Hopkins of the Mayflower: Portrait of a Dissenter the reader It s a fairytale style of writing but well done I felt I was Talking to the Sun An Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People there

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The Great Level Read & Download ô 104 It is here he meets Eliza whose love overturns his ordered vision and whose act of resistance forces him to see the world differently Jan flees to the New World where the spirit of avarice is raging and his skills as an engineer are prized Then one spring morning a boy delivers a note that prompts him to remember the Fens and. Now this should have been a book I enjoyedIt has chapters set in my place of birth Kings Lynn and many others set at the very foundation of the City I visit monthly New York as it transitions from New Amsterdam Golden HillThe Kings Lynn and Ely part is around the draining of the Fens a landscape which has inspired great writing such as Fen by Daisy Johnson Waterland by Graham Swift and Paul Kingsnorth s The Wake The New York part similar in many ways to the setting of Francis Spufford s exuberant debut novel Further the book is by a respected historian and set in one of the most fascinating periods of English and early Colonial history the revolution and restoration Its main narrator is an engineer just like the wonderful Dublin Literary and Goldsmith winning Solar Bones by Mike McCormackReturning to this book The main character and main first party narrator of the book is a Dutchman Jan Brunt who with his engineering knowledge developed in the dams and polders of Holland accepts a position in 1649 as one of the lead engineers on the project to drain the marshes in the Fens around Ely Each part of the book starts with a section set in Nieuw Amsterdam where a largely solitary and withdrawn Jan still acting as an advisor on water drainage is confronted with a note promising a visit from someone he has not seen for many years which in turn causes him to reflect on the events of the Great LevelThe Great Level parts are full of details of the drainage perhaps the most interesting element is the heavy use of forced labour firstly Irish and later Covenanter prisoners of war of Cromwell Sadly though the actual engineering and drainage elements themselves do not come to life they are neither entertaining or informative and I felt I would have been much better served by a non fictional treatment of the Great Level Another element is the almost pagan nature of the marsh dwellers captured in Eliza a fey almost ghost like woman who visits him and with whom he forms an intense relationship however I found this part rather strained credibilityThe sections in the American colonies are stronger and particularly a whole part which switches to the first party voice of Eliza an Eliza who is a far interesting and compelling character and whose hints of her reappearance bring into life the depths of Jan s character Her transformation from the character of the first part is best described as like the Doolittle of Pygmalion presumably deliberately given her first name but was weakened for me by her somewhat fantasy like presence in the Great Level sectionsSo certainly an interesting book but one which felt short of the Great Level of my expectations the sections set in the UK draining my enthusiasm as efficiently as Jan does the Fens


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    Read & Download The Great Level (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Stella Tillyard ☆ 4 Download Ever since I read the review in The Guardian I have wanted to read this book the story set in the mid of the 17th century of Jan Brunt a Dutch engineer who comes to East Anglia to drain the marshes is told in a most beautiful prose Jan is the narrator and describes his undertaking with love as for him shaping the land is something than just

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard That is what I believed that time nibbles away at the future and in that moment puts the present behind its back The past retreats as each present moment joins it on and on Yet that is far too simple Inside us time sways backwards and forwards from now to then here to there and nothing of it is lost or goes away but it all hangs everywhere translucent in the air Some men turn away and walk on saying that the past contains only their forme

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Stella Tillyard Beautifully written Historical facts mixed with a personal story which I enjoyed very much The main characters are not worked out in depth The author observes them throughout their lives and relates the observations to the reader It's a fairytale style of writing but well done I felt I was there

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    Read & Download The Great Level (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Stella Tillyard Now this should have been a book I enjoyedIt has chapters set in my place of birth Kings Lynn and many others set at the very foundation of the City I visit monthly New York – as it transitions from New Amsterdam Golden Hi

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Stella Tillyard’s The Great Level is an absolute stunner It’s everything that I want in an historical novel a completely immersive reading experience feeling submerged in a previously unknown historical epoch and previously unknown histori

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Jan Brunt is a Dutchman who moves from the Netherlands to England to work on the drainage of the Fens around Ely Years later he's living in New Amsterdam and thinking back to his time in England in the 164os50s when the country was still in tumultuous times following the civil war I found this a little wordy at times and the story often moved slowly but it was beautifully written and an interesting story My onl

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Stella Tillyard ☆ 4 Download Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Stella Tillyard Jan Brunt arrives in Norfolk to drain The Fens and increase the amount of arable land funded by Norfolk's famous son Oliver Cromwell In Norfolk he meets and starts a relationship with Eliza who later tells her story and becomes a three dimensional character on a page The story eventually moves to New Amsterdam where we find Jan a bit of a recluse still earning his way as an engineer I was fascinated by the story of draining The

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard There are two problems with this book; one and its pace and two the ending Mostly told from the point of view of the engi

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    (PDF READ) [The Great Level] ↠ Stella Tillyard Wow she evokes so much life and vivid details of the fens Netherlands as well as the new land America in the early part of the 17th century Wow

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    Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Stella Tillyard Stella Tillyard ☆ 4 Download Read & Download The Great Level It's surprising that the draining of the English Fens in the mid seventeenth century hasn't inspired novelists It's an event with plenty of material a country still reeling from a brutal civil war and regicide the culture clashes between the locals and the Dutch engineers brought over by the King to get the job done and between old established ways of life and the emerging modern world between religion and sc

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Great Level
  • Stella Tillyard
  • en
  • 07 December 2020
  • 9780701183196