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The Great Level

And confront all that was lost there The Great Level is a dramatic and elemental story about two people whose differences draw them together then drive them apart Jan and Eliza’s journeys like the century they inhabit are filled with conflict hard graft and adventure – and see them searching for their own piece of solid groun Wow she evokes so much life and vivid details of the fens Netherlands as well as the new land America in the early part of the 17th century Wow what a novel haunting and breathtaking

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‘I am an engineer and a measured man of the world I prefer to weigh everything in the balance to calculate and to plan Yet my own heart is going faster than I can now count’ In Jan Brunt a Dutchman arrives in England to The Great PDFEPUBwork on draining and developing the Great Level an expanse of marsh in the heart of the fen Ever since I read the review in The Guardian I have wanted to read this book the story set in the mid of the 17th century of Jan Brunt a Dutch engineer who comes to East Anglia to dra

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Country It is here he meets Eliza whose love overturns his ordered vision and whose act of resistance forces him to see the world differently Jan flees to the New World where the spirit of avarice is raging and his skills as an engineer are prized Then one spring morning a boy delivers a note that prompts him to remember the Fens Jan Brunt is a Dutchman who moves from the Netherlands to England to work on the drainage of the Fens around Ely Years later he s living in New Amsterdam and thinking back to his time


About the Author: Stella Tillyard

Stella Tillyard is a British novelist and historian She was educated at Oxford and Harvard Universities and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Her bestselling book Aristocrats was made into a miniseries for BBCMasterpiece Theatre and sold to over twenty countries Winner The Great PDF/EPUB ² of the Meilleur Livre Etranger the Longman History Today Prize and the Fawcett Prize Tillyard has taught at.



10 thoughts on “The Great Level

  1. says:

    Ever since I read the review in The Guardian I have wanted to read this book the story set in the mid of the 17th century of Jan Brunt a Dutch engineer who comes to East Anglia to drain the marshes is told in a most beauti

  2. says:

    That is what I believed that time nibbles away at the future and in that moment puts the present behind its bac

  3. says:

    Beautifully written Historical facts mixed with a personal story which I enjoyed very much The main characters are not worked out in depth The author observes them throughout their lives and relates the observati

  4. says:

    Now this should have been a book I enjoyedIt has chapters set in my place of birth Kings Lynn and many others set at the very foundation of the City I visit monthly New York – as it transitions from New Amsterdam Golden HillThe Kings Lynn and Ely part is around the draining of the Fens – a landscape which has inspired great writing such as Fen by Daisy Johnson Waterland by Graham Swift and Paul Kingsnorth's The Wake The New Y

  5. says:

    Stella Tillyard’s The Great Level is an absolute stunner It’s everything that I want in an historical novel a completel

  6. says:

    Jan Brunt is a Dutchman who moves from the Netherlands to England to work on the drainage of the Fens around Ely

  7. says:

    Jan Brunt arrives in Norfolk to drain The Fens and increase the amount of arable land funded by Norfolk's famous son Oliver Cromwell

  8. says:

    There are two problems with this book; one and its pace and two the ending Mostly told from the point of view of the engineer Jan Brunt the story creeps along at a frustrating pace until the second voice of Eliza is introd

  9. says:

    Wow she evokes so much life and vivid details of the fens Netherlands as well as the new land America in the early part of the 17th century Wow what a novel haunting and breathtaking and just rich in detail I wanted to savour every page This is one book I wanted to finish and yet did not want it to end I might be tempted to buy it

  10. says:

    It's surprising that the draining of the English Fens in the mid seventeenth century hasn't inspired novelists It's an event with plenty of material a country still reeling from a brutal civil war and regicide the culture clashes between the locals and the Dutch engineers brought over by the King to get the job done and between old

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