Fire Down Below (with an Introduction by Kate Mosse)

William Golding

Introduced by Kate Mosse, lose yourself in an epic naval journey in the final novel in the Booker Prize-winning historical fiction Sea Trilogy by the author of Lord of the Flies.

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9780571267446
Date Published
05.11.2013
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Introduced by Kate Mosse, lose yourself in an epic naval journey in the final novel in the Booker Prize-winning historical fiction Sea Trilogy by the author of Lord of the Flies.

I think there has been death in my hands.

On the last stretch of its epic voyage from England to Australia, a disintegrating warship inches towards land. But there are still trials ahead, as the vessel is smashed against an ice cliff and blasted by a great storm, while the claustrophobic passengers battle erotic desires, masculine rivalry and violent power struggles – all experiencing a sea change in their natures. And when an unseen fire begins to smoulder below decks, the other side of the world has never seemed further away …

‘Fantastic … Gems tumble off the pages … A strong sense of drama … Much of the pleasure of reading his work is his original imagery.’ Annie Proulx

‘A truly noble achievement’. Patrick O’Brien

‘The best novel I’ve read this year … The language fizzes and spits.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Reeks and resounds with authenticity … The epic imaginative enterprise [is] as formidable a feat as the year-long odyssey it charts.’ Sunday Times

‘Golding writes the past as present [with] uncanny skill and tremendous intuition.’ Ben Okri

To The Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy – Book Three

Critic Reviews

Fantastic ... Literary gems tumble off the pages. Golding had a strong sense of drama ... Much of the pleasure of reading his work is his original imagery.

Annie Proulx
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No living writer has represented the fragility of man's experience so marvellously as Golding.

AS Byatt
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Golding writes the past as present [with] uncanny skill and tremendous intuition.

Ben Okri
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Golding's best and most accessible story since Lord of the Flies.

Melvyn Bragg
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Laden to the waterline with a rich cargo of practicalities and poetry, pain and hilarity, drama and exaltation.

Sunday Times
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A truly noble achievement.

Patrick O'Brien
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William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers of modern times. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, has been read by millions, translated into more than forty-five languages, and adapted for screen and stage drama. He drew on his own experience as a teacher and his service in the…

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