I know the fear of death is always with us but sometimes it can disappear for days.
I know the fear of death is always with us but sometimes it can disappear for days. You don’t think about it when your wife is coming to bed and she takes off her nightgown and you’re excited by her nakedness even if you have been married for a long time. You don’t think about it when your child gives you a smile that you know is meant only for you or when the sea is dead calm and you’re out fishing with no one to trouble you.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It is 1953 in Canvey Island and a storm surge is flooding the streets. Len and Aunt Violet are out dancing on the mainland.
James Runcie is a British novelist, documentary film-maker, television producer, theatre director, and Artistic Director of the Bath Literature Festival. Books by James Runcie. Mor. rivia About Canvey Island.
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It is 1953 in Canvey Island. Len and Violet are at a dance.
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Canvey Island begins on the night of the real 1953 flood of Canvey - an island of approximately 13,000 inhabitants located east of London on the Essex coast - that killed 58 people. Runcie tells the story in a sequence of first-person recollections by the principal characters. A young boy, Martin, has been left at home with his mother while his father and his aunt go to a dance on the mainland. Shortly after he’s tucked in for the night, the waters rise - quickly and without warning.
James runcie series: The Grantchester Mysteries. The Discovery of Chocolate. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins.
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Find sources: "James Runcie" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Runcie has written the novels Canvey Island (2006), The Discovery of Chocolate (2001), The Colour of Heaven (2003) and East Fortune (2009). This film was transmitted on 30 December 2007 by ITV and included in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD as a supplement.