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The voice drew nearer.
'You could have saved us.'

Fire Down Below

Fire Down Below is the final volume of ‘A Sea Trilogy’.

A decrepit warship sails on the last stretch of its voyage to Sydney Cove. It has been blown off course and battered by wind, storm and ice. Nothing but rope holds the disintegrating hull together. And after a risky operation to reset its foremast with red-hot metal, an unseen fire begins to smoulder below decks.

Judy takes 'A Sea Trilogy' to its poetic conclusion

Listen to Judy Golding discussing Fire Down Below

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Jane Austen

The novels of Jane Austen were a source of inspiration for The Sea Trilogy. During the writing of Rites of Passage he re-read all six of her […]

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BBC Adaptation: To the Ends of the Earth

In 2005 the BBC produced a mini-series adaptation of Golding’s A Sea Trilogy, called To the Ends of the Earth. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Edmund Talbot, […]

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Rites of Passage in the WSJ’s list of stories set on ships

Rites of Passage, the first book of Golding’s Sea Trilogy, has been included in Elizabeth Lowry’s list of stories set on ships, published in the Wall […]