Fountainville

Fountainville Fountainville is a strange lonely town on the edge of everywhere with its own healing secrets as revealed by Luna assistant to Begum the Lady of the Fountain in this retelling of celtic Mabinogi

  • Title: Fountainville
  • Author: Tishani Doshi
  • ISBN: 9781781721087
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fountainville is a strange, lonely town on the edge of everywhere, with its own healing secrets, as revealed by Luna, assistant to Begum, the Lady of the Fountain, in this retelling of celtic Mabinogion myth by poet and novelist Tishani Doshi Under their care the town flourishes, but when the mysterious Mr Knight arrives at their house of 24 women everything begins to chaFountainville is a strange, lonely town on the edge of everywhere, with its own healing secrets, as revealed by Luna, assistant to Begum, the Lady of the Fountain, in this retelling of celtic Mabinogion myth by poet and novelist Tishani Doshi Under their care the town flourishes, but when the mysterious Mr Knight arrives at their house of 24 women everything begins to change Aided by Rafi, the giant of the woods and the all action Leo, events begin to unravel fast for Luna and Begum.

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  • Tishani Doshi

    Tishani Doshi born 1975 is an Indian poet, journalist and dancer based in Chennai Born in Madras, India, to a Welsh mother and Gujarati father, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001 Her first poetry collection, Countries of the Body, won the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection 1 She has been invited to the poetry galas of the Guardian sponsored Hay Festival of 2006 and the Cartagena Hay Festival of 2007 Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010 and was long listed for the Orange Prize in 2011, 2 and shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award in 2010.She writes a blog titled Hit or Miss on Cricinfo, 3 a cricket related website In the blog which she started writing in April 2009, Tishani Doshi makes observations and commentaries as a television viewer of the second season of the Indian Premier League She is also collaborating with cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan on his biography, to be published when he retires 4 She works as a freelance writer and worked with choreographer Chandralekha until the latter s death in December 2006 5 She graduated with a Masters degree in creative writing from the Johns Hopkins University.Countries of the Body was launched in 2006 at the Hay on Wye festival on a platform with Seamus Heaney, Margaret Atwood, and others The opening poem, The Day we went to the Sea, won the 2005 British Council supported All India Poetry Competition she was also a finalist in the Outlook Picador Non Fiction Competition.Her short story Lady Cassandra, Spartacus and the dancing man was published in its entirety in the journal The Drawbridge in 2007 6 Her most recent book of poetry, Everything Begins Elsewhere 7 was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2013.Her newest book, The Adulterous Citizen poems stories essays 2015 was launched at the 13th annual St Martin Book Fair by House of Nehesi Publishers, making Tishani Doshi the first important author from India to be published in the Caribbean.Source enpedia wiki Tishani_

  • 173 Comments

  • I found this a little odd at first, I ws reading it as a Welsh myth, but the descriptions and scenery didn't fit. Then I read the blurb again, and since have heard the author talk about the work and what inspired her. A worthy read, well written. I will eventually get around to reading the rest of the Mabinogion series, and may even get to read the originals, who knows. So many books, so little time!


  • Probably my least favourite of the three Mabinogion retellings that I've read in this series so far, but I did enjoy it. It just lacked depth for me - it seemed a bit rushed, and I didn't get much of a feel for the characters. I enjoyed the different take on the original story, but the 'all loose ends tied up, happily ever after' ending has always been a turn off for me.


  • Not my usual reading but did enjoy it. Didn't find the writing style easy to follow and found some bits didn't quite grab me and I scanned over, leading to having to go back and reread to understand points further in the story to be able to make sense of it.


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