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4.88  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Northern Elements is so called because the ancient elements of earth, air, fire, and water are thematic threads woven into the story. Set in Lancashire, in 1890 and 1960, the novel involves two gangs of small boys and their adventures, seventy years apart.
The tragic secret that links the the two gangs only emerges in the second part of the book, which is set in the p
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published June 24th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
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William Morris
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s too rare these days to find good novelists who dare not to conform to the strictures of genre. Publishers want writers to grind out the same type of novel again and again so that they can be easily categorised and marketed. I think this comes from the undue influence that accountants have had on modern life and their desire to fit every thing – and everyone – into neat compartments. They are incapable of seeing how disastrous this is in the long term, stifling the imagination and creativity ...more
Joan Alison Croasdale
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Memories of home

The book is set in the town in which I was born and raised. It is well crafted and links the two sets of children in their happy pursuit of adventure. Whether you are from Blackburn or not, if you have golden memories of your childhood you will enjoy this intriguing story
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very captivating story: young boys up to mischief; growing pains and the pecking order. Those boys gave me a chill and a few goosebumps, but it is also filled with touching and heartwarming moments. The twist in the plot is brilliant! This is a beautifully written book that will grab you from the start. Highly recommend!
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Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Northern Elements has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Premier Award.

A very descriptive and nostalgic story of a gang of young boys and their exploits. Well written and very humorous.

Pauline Barclay - Founder of Chill Awards.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bought this because a lot of my friends where telling me how much I’d enjoy it. Plus a virtual friend on FB is related. So glad I got it evoked lots of memories a real page turner. Recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kirstie Rose
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down.

Wow, the thrilling story against our Blackburn history. I ended up reading it in one go. I will definitely be reading again.
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