The End of Longing

The End of Longing Frances a New Zealand woman is laid to rest in an unmarked grave in Jamaica in Her enigmatic husband the Reverend William Hammond cannot be found Frances is not Reverend Hammond s first wife

  • Title: The End of Longing
  • Author: Ian Reid
  • ISBN: 9781742582740
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frances, a New Zealand woman, is laid to rest in an unmarked grave in Jamaica in 1892 Her enigmatic husband, the Reverend William Hammond, cannot be found Frances is not Reverend Hammond s first wife, and his movements have always been elusive Reverend Hammond has travelled by steamship and rail across continents, but when Frances joins him, the thrill of exotic travelFrances, a New Zealand woman, is laid to rest in an unmarked grave in Jamaica in 1892 Her enigmatic husband, the Reverend William Hammond, cannot be found Frances is not Reverend Hammond s first wife, and his movements have always been elusive Reverend Hammond has travelled by steamship and rail across continents, but when Frances joins him, the thrill of exotic travel is soon overshadowed by a sense of foreboding Does he really want her or is she in the way Later on, reports are sent to Frances s brothers, alleging cunning, fraud, and possible murder The End of Longing is a thrilling, bitter beautiful novel which skillfully explores identity through circumstance, redemption, and love It is a lyrical, mature, and interesting story about a confidence trickster in the late 19th early 20th century, set as a travelogue of escape through Melbourne, Canada, Japan, the US, and through to New Zealand There is a substratum of fact to The End of Longing A couple bearing the same names as the two main characters did travel to the places described in this novel at the times indicated, and had some similar experiences Indeed, the main female character is based on author Ian Reid s distant relative.

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    About "Ian Reid"

    1. Ian Reid

      Ian Reid is a writer and education consultant who lives in Perth, Western Australia Born and raised in New Zealand, he has spent most of his adult years in various parts of Australia, with periods in the USA.He has taught creative writing and literature in several universities and is the author of a dozen books, including non fiction mainly on literary and historical topics and poetry, but his main focus now is on writing narrative fiction His third novel, The Mind s Own Place, was published in July 2015.

    987 thoughts on “The End of Longing”

    1. I rather liked this book. You could characterise it as historical fiction, but there’s a bit more to it than that…Based loosely on the Ian Reid’s own family’s history, it’s the story of the enigmatic Rev. William Hammond, who might – or might not – be a charlatan, a rogue and a murderer. The tale begins with the bereft relations of his third wife Francis, and their suspicion that her death and those of her children were due to foul play. Marooned in remote 19th century New Zealand, [...]


    2. I had already read "That untravelled world" by I Reid and thought I would try this one, LOVED IT!!! Historic fiction mixed with suspense equals a good yarn. I enjoyed the characters, even felt sorry for William at times. The way it was written from both characters was interesting, it explained what happened more. I guess you can sum it up with 'there is two sides to every story'. Do yourself a favour and read it!


    3. Didn't think I'd much like this book. Grab it from the library as the blurb on the back was kind of interesting but the cover had no appeal. Left it to last in my bundles of books and loved it!!!! Great mix of history, travel and psychological study. Good stick from timelines and perspectives and even the most unsympathetic were understandable and credible. Clever and engrossing.


    4. Loved this whole story, the historical references fascinating, and the philosophy of thee choices of choosing good over evil, and the consequences of the choice! Excellent thought provoking read !


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