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Oystercatchers by Susan  Fletcher
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Apr 28, 2011

really liked it
Read from May 23 to 29, 2011

I don't understand why people have said this book isn't as good as her first book Eve Green, perhaps it speaks to me because I see myself (another pisces) in Moira, and I've been to Stackpole, Broad Haven and looked on Skomer Island?

The brilliance of this book is subtle and it only just hit me today as I was researching the origins of Mary Magdelene's pagan origins that it struck me, the names are important in this novel.

Miriam - an older version of Mary (origins Mari - Sea Mother)
Moira - also Mary
Matilda - woman of Magdala which is also Mary "mighty in battle"

The three Marys - Moira is the maiden, Miriam the Mother, Matilda the crone

Amy means beloved

Ray is the sun God, the protector

George is the Patron Saint of England

These names were chosen for a reason.

Can't understand why people haven't taken to this book as much as Eve Green or Witchlight, I loved it.

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Elizabeth (Alaska) Thank you for the insight into character names. I just finished this, it was wonderful.

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