What Lies Beneath: A Memoir PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

What Lies Beneath: A Memoir free pdf Writer Elspeth Sandys was born during the Second World War, the result of a brief encounter between two people who would never meet again. The first nine months of her life were spent in the Truby King Karitane Hospital in Dunedin, where she was known by her birth name, Frances Hilton James. This would change with her adoption into the Somerville family. A new birth certificate was issued and Frances James became Elspeth Sandilands Somerville. Tom and Alice Somerville, Elspeth's new parents, lived with their son John in Dunedin's Andersons Bay. While Elspeth was happy among the ebullient and welcoming Somerville clan, she had a difficult relationship with her adoptive mother, who was frequently hospitalised with mental health problems. Elspeth's search for her birth parents did not begin until much later in her adult life. What she discovered after an exhaustive search provided answers that were both disturbing and, ultimately, rewarding. What Lies Beneath is a searing, amusing, and never less than gripping tale of a difficult life, beautifully told.

About Elspeth Sandys

Elspeth Sandys has published eight novels and two collections of short stories, and has written extensively for the BBC and Radio New Zealand. Her novel River Lines was a finalist in the Orange Prize (UK), and her short story collection Standing in Line won the Elena Garro PEN International Prize in 2003. The stage play Masquerade (now known as Vagabonds) was selected for the London International Playwriting Festival in 2005 and was shortlisted in the Columbus State Theatre competition in 2006. Elspeth has received many awards and fellowships in recognition of her work and in 2006 was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature.

Details Book

Author : Elspeth Sandys
Publisher : Otago University Press
Data Published : 01 September 2014
ISBN : 1877578894
EAN : 9781877578892
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews What Lies Beneath: A Memoir



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Obernewtyn free pdfObernewtyn

    In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse. life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie. born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered..


  • The Stone Key, free pdfThe Stone Key,

    Friend becomes foe and trust is a thing of the past when the Misfits' most relentless enemy turns Elspeth's world upside down. Through coercion and mind control. Ariel stands on the cusp of his ultimate revenge--and it falls to Elspeth to rescue a former ally whose mind and body have been manipulated to unleash a plague that will destroy all it touches..


  • The Stone Key (Obernewtyn Chronicles free pdfThe Stone Key (Obernewtyn Chronicles

    Friend becomes foe and trust is a thing of the past when the Misfits most relentless enemy turns Elspeth s world upside down. Through coercion and mind control. Ariel stands on the cusp of his ultimate revenge and it falls to Elspeth to rescue a former ally whose mind and body have been manipulated to unleash a plague that will destroy all it touches..


  • Obernewtyn free pdfObernewtyn

    In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse. life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie. born with enhanced mental abilities. it is also dangerous. Survival is only by secrecy and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers..


  • The Farseekers free pdfThe Farseekers

    Since their takeover of Obernewtyn. Elspeth and the Misfits have been preparing for the inevitable confrontation with the Council - developing their forbidden mental abilities so they are ready for battle..


  • What Lies Beneath: A Memoir free pdfWhat Lies Beneath: A Memoir

    . Writer Elspeth Sandys was born during the Second World War, the result of a brief encounter between two people who would never meet again. The first nine months of her life were spent in the Truby K