Brilliant, absorbing, moving, insightful, beautifully written book about familial love. Just SO good
Cried out the River for Love - Reviewer, Instagram UK 2022
I found this a deeply rewarding and worthwhile read. It is classically in the magical realist mould and beautifully written.
God Breathes His Dreams - Reviewer, Amazon UK 2007
A fable in the Coelho mould.
God Breathes His Dreams - The Bookseller, 2001
Praise & Reviews
A beautiful but heartbreaking mis-take on The Prodigal Son..., its every page, every sentence, every word is pure feeling, pure emotion, pure poetry.
Cried out the River - Goodreads 2023
Told from beginning to end in lyrical writing and verse-like passages as she tugs at our hreatstrings with themes of parental love and loss.
Cried out the River - Scottish Field, UK 2022
A poetic allegory with hints of Thomas Hardy and a dash of magical realism, the book is about the divine nature of art and is set in an imaginary countryside, described in vivid beauty and harshness.
God Breathes His Dreams - Harpers & Queen, UK 2001
A beautiful and powerful fable-like examination of how it can happen that even love is not enough
Cried out the River for Love - Reviewer, Amazon UK 2022
...a haunting, lyrical and simple tale of a valley that finds a golden age when woodcarver Nathaniel Cadwallader rides into town. The story begins violently with a rape and sets the stage as time magically flows over the hamlet...
God Breathes His Dreams - Reviewer, Amazon USA 2005
With the Sound of the Sea - Oxford Times, UK 2004
About Charlotte Fairbairn
Born in Scotland, educated in the north and south,
a committed Cumbrian (by adoption). Mother of two, owner of one small cockrobin of a house, one large dog - sometimes known as the Moron of Brownness - and a houseboat on the Thames. Lover of birds, wildflowers, the countryside, books, reading, writing, things, wine, common sense and
all-round general irreverence.