Snake Ropes

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HarperCollins, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages

Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on a desperate mission in which secrets will be revealed and lives changed forever.

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It took me longer than it would take me to read another book because of the slow start. I thought it could of been a very good story except questions weren't answered. I wanted to know more about the ... Read full review

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Mary shares a cottage with her fisherman father and little brother Barney on a small island just off the edge of the map after the death of her mother. Traders from the mainland visit the island ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

JESS RICHARDS was born in Wales in 1972 and grew up too fast in southwest Scotland, where she lived with her English parents and three brothers, watching the ferry boats going to and from Northern Ireland. She earned a first-class degree from Dartington College of Arts when she was twenty-one, then after brief stints busking and carrying on in both Leeds and London, she moved to Brighton at the age of twenty-three, where she has lived and worked ever since and grown up a bit more slowly. She has recently studied creative writing at Sussex University and has had a number of short stories published.

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