» » Fire and Hemlock

Download Fire and Hemlock fb2

by Diana Wynne Jones
Download Fire and Hemlock fb2
Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN:
    0001857339
  • ISBN13:
    978-0001857339
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Collins; New Ed edition (2000)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1545 kb
  • ePUB format
    1142 kb
  • DJVU format
    1103 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    655
  • Formats:
    lrf rtf doc txt


Illustrated by david wyatt. The fire must have been spreading, since there was smoke in the air, and more smoke enveloping the high hemlock plant in the front, but there were no people in it.

Illustrated by david wyatt. The shapes she used to take for people were only too clearly dark clumps of the dark hedge behind the blaze. The only person in that field must have been the photographer. Polly had to admit that he had been both clever and lucky. It was a haunting picture. It was called Fire and Hemlock. She sighed again as she swung her feet to the floor

Fire and Hemlock is a modern fantasy by British author Diana Wynne Jones based largely on the Scottish ballads "Tam Lin" and "Thomas the Rhymer"

Fire and Hemlock is a modern fantasy by British author Diana Wynne Jones based largely on the Scottish ballads "Tam Lin" and "Thomas the Rhymer". It was first published in 1984 in the United States by Greenwillow Books then in 1985 in Great Britain by Methuen Children's Books It has been republished several times since then in paperback, by various publishers. In-print versions are published by Collins in Britain and by HarperTeen in the United States, both divisions of HarperCollins

Polly hastily shut the book and laid it down again, and the practice went on. Of all the things Polly found she had forgotten, some six years later, this was the one she was most hurt and astonished not to have remembered.

Polly hastily shut the book and laid it down again, and the practice went on. At the time, she had kept telling herself that she would never forget this afternoon.

Fire and Hemlock book. Fire and Hemlock is one of Diana Wynne Jones’ more haunting books, with characters, situations and references that linger long after a first reading

Fire and Hemlock book. Fire and Hemlock is one of Diana Wynne Jones’ more haunting books, with characters, situations and references that linger long after a first reading. It’s well known that the plot outline is taken from Northern ballads recounting the stories of Young Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer, especially as she heads each chapter with quotes from the ballads and refers explicitly to the tales in her text.

Diana Wynne Jones was the multiple award-winning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was made into an Academy Award-nominated major animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki. She received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Married to the medievalist J. A. Burrow, with whom she had three sons, she lived for many years in Bristol, the setting for many of her books. Diana Wynne Jones passed away in March 2011, after a long illness. Garth Nix is the author of the Abhorsen Trilogy.

No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, Greenwillow Books, a division of William Morrow & Company, In. 105 Madison Avenue, New York, .

TAM LIN Polly posted her sketchily addressed letters in the first box she came to in Oxford. Then there seemed nothing she could do but hope for a reply. Then there seemed nothing she could do but hope for a reply anged their flat. One tiny room was Fiona’s and also the dining room. The other was Polly’s and doubled as the living room. They saw tutors, went to lectures and libraries, worked, read

The fire and hemlock photograph above Polly’s bed sparks memories in her that don’t seem to exist any more. Halloween; nine years ago; she gatecrashed a funeral party at the big house and met Thomas Lynn for the first time.

The fire and hemlock photograph above Polly’s bed sparks memories in her that don’t seem to exist any more. Despite the fact that he’s an adult, they struck up an immediate friendship, and began making up stories together – stories in which Tom is a great hero, and Polly is his assistant

1 - 20 of 36 Works in Fire and Hemlock - Diana Wynne Jones. Navigation and Actions. When It Happens by Anonymous for DesireeArmfeldt. Fandoms: Fire and Hemlock - Diana Wynne Jones.

1 - 20 of 36 Works in Fire and Hemlock - Diana Wynne Jones. Teen And Up Audiences. No Archive Warnings Apply.


WUNDERKIND
This is my all time favorite book. I have read it at least a dozen times since I was 15 years old and every time I read it I find something new to marvel at. Be warned; if you are looking for a quick read that will make all the sense in the world the first time you read it, this is not the book for you. There are many layers to this fantastic story and every single character is developed in a way you don't see in a lot of writers. I read one review that said the plot had holes in it and I just want to let potential readers know that Diana Wynne Jones does not leave plot holes. Everything is there for you if you have the time, the knowledge, and the persistence to work it out.

The book does start off slowly but once you get a few chapters in it becomes quite a page turner and while the ending is confusing (it took me at least 5 reads to understand what happens) it does leave you with the impression that all the good guys have acted as heroically as possible with the limitations they have been given, after all, every hero has their strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure, drama, fantasy, storytelling, heroic deeds, music, and friendship. It is beautifully written and I hope that people enjoy this book for years to come.

One other thing: This reprinting has a wonderful talk by Diana herself about how she came to write this particular book. In it she explains the mythological elements she used to help her write this masterpiece. Very interesting!
Mpapa
For the first time in my life I'm rereading the book I just finished. The story line is so rich I find things I missed before in the very first page. It's hard to say what kind of story it is - love, fairy tale, action, modern legend? Like it is said in the introduction of the book, all of it is put together in one story so well, you can not see stiches and don't even think to look for them. It's even hard to say if it is a children book, or for teenagers or for adults. And I doubt it is enough to read it only once. What I loved most is a feeling I had from the very begining that something is happening in some other dimension than the storyline, which, for quite far in a book, tels you a usual story of a usual child with rich imagination. That mystical feeling grows and grows until you start to see a reason for it.
To be short, just read it or try it at least if you read as far as comments.
Arabella V.
I've read many of Diana Wynne Jones books, since childhood. I picked this book up towards the end of my time in medical school. Howl was always my absolutely favorite (and still is). But this book is clearly the most intricate & deliberately-crafted work she has written. There's something epic about it that touches at the basic human experience of character, understanding, loss, love, and sacrifice. I personally thought the ending was well done (although it took me a few reads & a Google search of essays interpreting the events to understand exactly what happened). This book is stated by one of DWJ's sons (who was the inspiration for the character Seb) to have been her best work. I quite agree; it is truly a must read for any fan of hers or any critic of her work. I'd recommend reading the ballads of Tam Lin as well as Thomas the Rhymer beforehand to get the full significance, but it's not absolutely needed. Enjoy!
Fearlesshunter
I wish there were a way to introduce this book, but it is definitely the type that should jump at you from the shelf at the library or store. It's a mysterious book, and close to home. It gets under your fingernails, and maybe you'll find it in your ears. The important thing to know is that no one can understand it better than you.

I would recommend Fire and Hemlock to children of divorcing or divorced parents, and to frustrated kids / teens in general. It's a great escape, but it's also a great lesson. For individuals learning to be individuals, especially young women, it holds myriad wonders and contemplations.

It is also a perfect first year at college book. Fire and Hemlock helped me my second year, too, when I needed a little familiarity to remind me who I was.

It'll leave you wondering if you read it right, and you will read it again. And again. And maybe, one more time, just to see if it's still the same. Because each time you do read it, it's a little different, isn't it?
Anaragelv
One of my favorite books ever. More than worth rereading, no disappointments. I can't give 5 stars just because VERY VERY FEW can meet ALL my requirements for that. But if I could I would!
Faebei
I love Diana Wynne Jones' work. And this is one of my favorites of her books. I am not at all sure that it's a book for young adults, but I'm about to buy a copy for my granddaughter. As other reviews have told you, this is a modern retelling of Tam Lynn, but the details get twisted by a "fairy queen" with a mean sense of humor.
The protagonist, Polly, has had her memories tampered with. She has to solve the complicated mystery of her own past. At the outset, her only clues are a photograph and a book of fantasy short stories. Gradually, she pulls out her memories, with a lot of peculiar twists, and many difficulties in finding any corroboration. For all the reviewers that say Polly is sappy, for heaven's sake, she's a child, 10 at the beginning, and she grows up very gradually--she's only 19 at the end.
Like a lot of other reviewers, I got very confused at the end. Couldn't tell you exactly what happened, although I'm certain that Polly saved Tam Lynn, and that she was not pregnant, as she is in more traditional versions. My confusion is why I only gave the book a 4, even though I really loved the book. I'd like to know what happened there at the end, but it doesn't matter that much to the quality of the story.