Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Northern Elements” as Want to Read:
The Northern Elements
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Northern Elements

by
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
...more
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published June 24th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Northern Elements, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Northern Elements

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-23
Average rating 4.88  · 
Rating details
 ·  17 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Northern Elements
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
Julie
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!
ChillwithabookAWARD With
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Northern Elements has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Premier Award.
www.chillwithabook.com

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.
...more
cooper
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.
Keith Ferguson
rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2019
tinamiller
rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2019
Carol Bradshaw
rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2019
Susan Smith
rated it really liked it
Aug 04, 2019
Christine Briercliffe
rated it it was amazing
Aug 08, 2019
Mrs.s.j.metcalf
rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2019
Ian Thomson
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Stewart
rated it it was amazing
Oct 09, 2020
Mrs Shelagh Burrill
rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2019
jill braithwaite
rated it it was amazing
Jul 17, 2019
Edward Peck
rated it it was amazing
Jul 04, 2019
Pauline Smith
marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2019
Michael Gosling
marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2019
Annie Ratcliffe
marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2019
Edward Joyce
is currently reading it
Oct 11, 2019
David Forrest
is currently reading it
Apr 21, 2020
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The World According to Foggy
  • Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
  • A Highland Captive (Highland Chronicles Tales #2)
  • Thalidomide Kid
  • A Daughter's Choice: A True Story of Hardship, Heartache and Hope
  • Scared to Breathe
  • The Voss Coin: A Killer's Currency
  • The Duke's Regret: A Short Regency Novel (The Duchess of Gracechurch Trilogy Book 3)
  • The Baby on the Back Porch: A Short Story (Dunnhill Mysteries #1)
  • De Bohun's Destiny (The Meonbridge Chronicles, #3)
  • The Charm of Lost Chances (Dunnhill Mysteries #2)
  • Blossom on the Thorn (Out of Time #3)
  • Death Makes No Distinction (Dan Foster Mystery #3)
  • A Mother's Choice
  • The Quarantine Station
  • In the Company of Like-Minded Women
  • Rio de Janeiro (Travel Secrets Trilogy #1)
  • The Master's Tale
See similar books…

News & Interviews

November is the time for aspiring writers to get serious about writing that book! It's National Novel Writing Month, the annual event designed to...
29 likes · 5 comments