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The Waves | [Virginia Woolf]

The Waves

Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.
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Publisher's Summary

Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore.

The book follows them as they develop from childhood tao maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.

©2013 W F Howes Ltd (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"I am writing to a rhythm and not to a plot'" (Virginia Woolf)
"Full of sensuous touches...the sounds of her words can be velvet on the page" (Daily Telegraph)

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  • Md Lachlan
    London UK
    1/27/15
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    "Much better to listen to than to read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Waves the most enjoyable?

    I had struggled with this book before. However, listening to it while walking the dog allows its beauty and strangeness to grasp you. Wonderful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sarah
    over wallop, United Kingdom
    3/13/15
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    "A very acquired taste"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Virginia Woolf again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I ought to listen to something slightly more upbrow, but found this deadly dull and uninspiring. Despite it being set more than 50 years ago, I can't believe that children and teenagers ever spoke to, and about each other like this in prose that sounded more like they were 60 year olds, and rather pompous ones at that, I managed about half of the book, before abandoning it having found that I was listening to it and not taking any of it in, so much so that I regret spending money on it. Not sure who would find this book appealing.

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