Catching the Current by Jenny Pattrick
On the run from an unfortunate 'indiscretion', young Conrad Rasmussen finds refuge in the North Island of New Zealand under the employ of the famous (or notorious) Dane, Bishop Monrad. However Conrad - a talented and impetuous Faroeman, known in Jenny Pattrick's Denniston novels as Con the Brake - finds he cannot escape his past.
This is Conrad's story, and that of the unusual woman Anahuia. It is a tale of new lands and old songs, of seafaring and war and the search for love. It is also the story of the Faroe Islands and of Denmark's early connection with New Zealand.
In CATCHING THE CURRENT the free spirit is pitted against the forces of tradition. Full of compelling events, vivid communities and the irresistible character of Conrad Rasmussen, this is a terrific companion novel to the bestselling THE DENNISTON ROSE and THE HEART OF COAL.
Paperback | 400 pages
03 Jun 2005
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Black Swan NZ
Auckland, New Zealand
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and obvious creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. The first page has the name of a previous owner written at the top in pen. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Good solid copy.