The Tide Knot

The Tide Knot Sapphy Conor and their mum have moved away from the cottage by the cove away from the memories of their father who disappeared two years ago to the nearby town of St Pirans Ever since Sapphy has fe

  • Title: The Tide Knot
  • Author: Helen Dunmore
  • ISBN: 9780007204908
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sapphy, Conor and their mum have moved away from the cottage by the cove away from the memories of their father, who disappeared two years ago to the nearby town of St Pirans Ever since, Sapphy has felt withdrawn and restless she can t suppress the memories of her father and his mysterious disappearance.

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    About “Helen Dunmore

    • Helen Dunmore

      I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children In a large family you hear a great many stories You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints.Poetry was very important to me from childhood I began by listening to and learning by heart all kinds of rhymes and hymns and ballads, and then went on to make up my own poems, using the forms I d heard Writing these down came a little later.I studied English at the University of York, and after graduation taught English as a foreign language in Finland.At around this time I began to write the poems which formed my first poetry collection, The Apple Fall, and to publish these in magazines I also completed two novels fortunately neither survives, and it was than ten years before I wrote another novel.During this time I published several collections of poems, and wrote some of the short stories which were later collected in Love of Fat Men I began to travel a great deal within the UK and around the world, for poetry tours and writing residences This experience of working in many different countries and cultures has been very important to my work I reviewed poetry for Stand and Poetry Review and later for The Observer, and subsequently reviewed fiction for The Observer, The Times and The Guardian My critical work includes introductions to the poems of Emily Bront , the short stories of D H Lawrence and F Scott Fitzgerald, a study of Virginia Woolf s relationships with women and Introductions to the Folio Society s edition of Anna Karenina and to the new Penguin Classics edition of Tolstoy s My Confession During the 1980s and early 1990s I taught poetry and creative writing, tutored residential writing courses for the Arvon Foundation and took part in the Poetry Society s Writer in Schools scheme, as well as giving readings and workshops in schools, hospitals, prisons and every other kind of place where a poem could conceivably be welcome I also taught at the University of Glamorgan, the University of Bristol s Continuing Education Department and for the Open College of the Arts.In the late 1980s I began to publish short stories, and these were the beginning of a breakthrough into fiction What I had learned of prose technique through the short story gave me the impetus to start writing novels My first novel for children was Going to Egypt, published in 1992, and my first novel for adults was Zennor in Darkness, published in 1993, which won the McKitterick Prize This was also my first researched novel, set in the First World War and dealing with the period when D H Lawrence and his wife Frieda lived in Zennor in Cornwall, and came under suspicion as German spies.My third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction in 1996, and since then I have published a number of novels, short story collections and books for children Full details of all these books are available on this website The last of The Ingo Quartet, The Crossing of Ingo, was published in paperback in Spring 2009.My seventh novel, The Siege 2001 was shortlisted both for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction This was another researched novel, which grew from a lifelong love of Russian history, culture and literature It is is set in Leningrad during the first year of the siege of the city by German forces, which lasted for 880 days from the fall of Mga on 30th August 1941 The Siege has been translated into Russian by Tatyana Averchina, and extracts have been broadcast on radio in St Petersburg House of Orphans was published in 2006, and in 2008 Counting the Stars Its central characters are the Roman poet Catullus, who lived during the last years of the Republic,



    420 thoughts on “The Tide Knot

    • I love this series. Unabashedly. It’s simple and lovely. I think it’s ideal for pre-teens, especially if their parents are going through a divorce or they are part of a blended family. To me Sapphy is such a real character, even when she annoyed me, her actions and reactions always rang true. I was as devastated as Sapphy and Conor when I found out the truth about their father.The pull of Ingo was as enchanting and dangerous as it was in the first book. In Tide Knot the stakes are raised fro [...]


    • Wow, well I'm in a bit of a predicament now. I didn't like Ingo very much, did I? But guess what - I saw this book in a charity shop for £1.25 and took the plunge.And now I have to hold up my hands and say damn am I glad I did.It wasn't the best book in the world, I'll admit, but Sapphy really grew up in this. She was still stupid and whiny at times, but definitely less than in the first book and more independant, not relying too much on having Connor around or becoming jealous.The reason I hav [...]


    • The second book in the series - Sepphy and Conner try hard to forget their adventures in Ingo, but for Sepphy, whose Mer blood is so strong, it isn't easy. Living in town instead of by their cove, she spends more time moping around by the shore than normal. But when her father appears, trying to warn her of a terrible event, she has to return under the sea to rescue him. Instead, she finds out about the Tide Knot, a mystical entity that keeps the tides from covering too much land. When the knot [...]


    • I have no idea why I loved the first book (Ingo) a lot. Maybe because when I read the first book, I was way younger. Or maybe the first book is actually way better than this second one. I havent read the first book for years.This could be a great book for children, but not for young adult at all. The story is way too dreamy, it's boring. And I don't know whybut Dunmore's writing doesn't make myself believe in her words. I mean, some parts are interesting, but most parts are boring :S And the dia [...]


    • 'The Tide Knot' continues on from 'Ingo', with Sapphire and Conor now living with their mum in St. Pirans. I found this book to be much more satisfying than the previous book, with more underwater adventures and a real sense that the Mer consist of more than just Faro and Elvira. That said, much of the book still takes place on land. I found Sapphire to be as annoying as in the first book, with far too much whinging. Faro, too, is still rather unlikeable and I find it hard to understand why Sapp [...]


    • The Tide knot return to ingo This a fun adventur about a grill torn between the beauty of the sae and her live above the seapphy half mer so hes is dron to the sea.Sappy on a qust to save her dad how every one thout was dead find out her dad left them for his new faimly under the sea.She ends up saveing everone from the fears tide that have brockin free from ther knots.With the help or her brother and her mer freds they lock the tides back up not be for it flood there home both above the sea and [...]


    • This is the Sequal of the brilliant series, ingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If you haven't read it READ IT OR GET IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    • The second installment of the Ingo series begins with Sapphire refusing to adapt to her new home. While Conor has given up on Ingo and embraced his Air side, Sapphire still goes to Ingo to visit with Faro. One thing leads to another (terribly detailed, I know) and Sapphire gets to see her dad, who everyone but her and Conor believed to have drowned more than a year before our story starts. Seeing her dad leads Sapphire and Conor to go to Ingo with the purpose of trying to bring him back. However [...]


    • Set on the rugged Cornish coast, Sapphire and her brother Conor's father went missing at sea some eighteen months previously (in book one-Ingo). Now they have moved into a new cottage in a different village with their mother and her new boyfriend.Sapphire isn't happy, but her brother's making the best of it with new friends and goes out surfing most days.The year before they had both had an unusual, mysterious adventure (after their father had disappeared) deep below the waves where they'd disco [...]


    • I thought that this one was going to be amazing after just a few chapters, and it went really great until it started to become flawed with the whole seeing gift Connor had and the story-line not linking to their previous adventure.I'll admit it was good, the writing style had improved and the whole call to the ocean is amazing. I liked the idea of her finding her dad and him speaking to her, but she never sees him again which is bizarre to me, and she doesn't really try to find him again. I'm su [...]


    • Saphires journey continues to free her dad and learn more about Ingo.But when Conor and Saphire see the Tide knot they don't realise what is going to happen. But when the tide knot breaks there new house is flooded for the sea breaks its boundarys and enters air. How can Conor see writing on the tide knot? Why does Saphire see dad? and most of all how is Sadie. While Mum worries about dad and money Saphire and conor are thrown into the problem of the Tides!


    • Whoa 2nd in the series--great turn on where the missing dad ended up.Dunmore managed to keep the thrill of the unknown in this book. The world of mer is colorfully depicted with her creative mind.I loved it!


    • I liked this one better than the first book in the series (Ingo).ough I still don't know what Sapphy sees in Faro (his character seems stuck up and one dimentional to me). A fun adventure story :)



    • The Tide Knot adalah seri kedua dalam tetralogy Ingo. Ini kisah yang diangkat dari cerita rakyat atau legenda asal usul pahatan putri duyung di salah satu gereja di daerah Senara, Cornwall, Inggris. Jika sebagian besar kisah manusia duyung bersifat romantisme, tetralogy ini agak berbeda. Tokoh utamanya berusia belasan tahun, beranjak menuju remaja. Mereka adalah kakak beradik dan bersahabat dengan dua orang kaum Mer. Rasanya sulit jika langsung melompat ke seri kedua tanpa membaca seri pertamany [...]


    • Ini adalah buku kedua dari seri Ingo, mengisahkan kelanjutan petualangan Sapphire dan Conor, kakaknya di dunia bawah laut. Masih ditemani Faro dan Elvira, makhluk Mer, petualangan kedua kakak-beradik itu lebih dalam. Kali ini, mereka bersama-sama menyelam untuk mencari jawaban atas apa yang sebenarnya terjadi kepada ayah mereka yang menghilang musim panas lalu.Pencarian mereka justru mengantar Sapphire dan Conor mengetahui fakta mengerikan, bahwa Ingo sedang berada pada puncak kekuatannya. Dapat [...]


    • Made me cry. Helen Dunmore's mastery of language is so beautiful, and it was what first led me to love this series. Reading it again after weathering some experiences and heartbreaks in life gives a whole new perspective to this rich series.Thoughts: what the Mer represent against the human worldEmotions written into realityThe relationship between Faro and Sapphy vs. the relationship between Elvira and Conor. All in all, I can't wait to see how these develop in the next book!!


    • Disini terungkap kemana Dad pergi (walau kita semua pastinya sdh punya dugaan kemana nya) & alasannya Dad pergi. Tadinya ak sebel sama Mum yg move on dgn Roger, disini justru jadi sebel sama Dad karena alasan Dad pergi. Ternyata mum, Conor & Saphire tdk cukup penting untuk Dad sehingga Dad meninggalkan mereka.Karena itu ak sdh kehilangan minat sama seri ini. Disini petualangan Conor & Saphy ada kaitannya dgn simpul ombak.


    • Buku kedua jalan ceritanya mudah untuk ditebak, dari mulai kemana Mathew pergi, kenapa dia lebih memilih Ingo daripada udara, bagaimana keadaan Mathew setelah memilih Ingo dan Tsunami atau banjir yang melanda St. Pirans. Tapi di buku kedua ini, Helen, benar-benar menggambarkan karakter sosok Shapire yang kuat dan selalu ingin tau, dan Conor yang bisa tenang dalam menghadapi masalah apapun. Menurut ku itu adalah kelebihan dari buku ke dua dari seri Tetralogi Ingo. Karakter yang cukup luar biasa


    • If you thought the first book was good, this book will be amazing. The beginning is not that interesting but if you just wait a little longer, you will not be able to put it down. I'm ordering the third book! I hope you like it.-Emmy


    • The first book was better for me, I liked how Ingo was so mysterious in the first book, so I don't like that they're starting to understand it now. But I am definitely glad that it is a series and not just a standalone.




    • After reding Ingo i dove straight into book 2 wow, This series just gets betterry addictive storyline. The pull from The Mer gets stronger Conner and His sister find it more difficult to ignore the voices. Sorry can't stop to tell you too much about it. I'm off to find book 3


    • Magical. It's really the best word to describe these series. Not in a Dungeons and Dragons fantasy novel kind of way, but in the magic of childhood. The same sort of magic that transported the kids through an old wardrobe into Narnia. This book doesn't have much in the way of magic, persay. But the world Dunmore creates IS magical. Consistent. Beautiful. Enticing. Menacing. So many feelings all at once. It is easy to love Farod yet just as easy to doubt him, to be suspicious of him. I like that [...]


    • I've given this a three but honestly, I can't remember what rating I would have given. I'm sure I already wrote a review for this book and a few others that have come up unrated.I enjoyed the rest of this series though, though the lead character was often annoying, so hopefully my score for this one is adequet and fair.EDIT:Ok, I have reviewed it but for some reason it isn't showing up so I'll paste what I wrote here:Wow, well I'm in a bit of a predicament now. I didn't like Ingo very much, did [...]


    • Jika kematian Cal serta Ali terasa seolah merenggut jantungku keluar, diinjak-injak, kemudian dikembalikan dalam keadaan hancur lebam, maka The Tide Knot membuatku serasa ditusuk oleh bilah pedang tajam dan dingin tepat di jantungku yang setelah beberapa saat rasa sakitnya berubah tumpul hingga tak terasa. Tapi tetap saja kau tahu luka itu ada, kau tahu lubang itu ada di sana.Tidak ada yang nyawanya terenggut dalam buku kedua Ingo ini, kecuali mungkin kucing malang yang terseret banjir itu. Tapi [...]


    • The pull (and story) of Ingo is growing stongerterally. The characters Sapphire & Conor are growing up and becoming more independant, spending more time away from home and less in Ingo, but the sea cannot be ignored that easily, especially for Sapphire. They have moved further inland, due to thier mother's paranoia and urge to start over with Roger, her new love-intrest since the kid's dad disappeared. Sapphire is given new responsibilities with her dog Sadie who follows her everywhere, exce [...]


    • The Tide Knot is the sequel to the wonderful book Ingo. Both books are full to the brim of magic, adventure, friendship, mermaids, the power of the sea and lots more. I loved reading both of these books and recommend them to kids of all ages. Nobody is too old for magic!! I would recommend you read Ingo first, if you haven’t already, as things will make a lot more sense when reading The Tide Knot. Sapphire’s first encounter of Ingo was nearly a year ago. Now she, Conner and their mum have mo [...]


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