When the Night Comes

When the Night Comes

Title:When the Night Comes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780733626586
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages

The hauntingly beautiful story of a young girl transformed by the power of kindness from award-winning author Favel Parrett.

Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything.

Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything. But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all.

For Isla, those two long summers will change everything.

Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and gently told story about the power fear and kindness have to change lives.


    When the Night Comes Reviews

  • Phrynne

    Four stars just for the beautiful, beautiful way this author writes. I found myself rereading whole sections just for the pleasure of the written words.It would have been five stars but I was disappoi...

  • Carolyn

    What a beautiful, magic book! In telling the story of the Nella Dan's last two summers in the Antarctic and it's final trip to Macquarie Island, Favel Perrett has evocatively recreated what it is to s...

  • Michael

    The little red ship, Nella Dan, who for 26 years sailed between Hobart and Antarctica for the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, is at the center of what is an evocative and captivati...

  • Brenda

    The ship Nella Dan was bright red – it lightened and brightened Isla’s day. Living with her brother and mother in Hobart, Tasmania was different from what she had envisioned. They had left mainlan...

  • Regina

    Two words came to mind after finishing When The Night Comes...Deliciously haunting. That first bite. Crisp buttery flakes, sweet warm custard oozing - sharp marzipan and almond. The eggs, the sugar, t...

  • John Purcell

    A quick, easy read which will linger in your imagination for months, maybe even years. Beautiful and sad, uplifting and moving, Favel Parrett couples memory and imagination together to create/recreate...

  • Andrea

    The book begins with Isla, her mother and her younger brother relocating to Hobart from the mainland after the breakdown of the parents' marriage. Life's a bit hard for this little family, but things ...

  • ??Jlie ?

    When the Night Comes by Favel ParrettA haunting and beautifully related tale about growth and growing up, in all its guises.A tale concerning a beautiful red Danish ship named "Nella Dan" which sails ...

  • Sally906

    The Icebreaker MV Nella Dan sailed between Hobart and the Antarctica for the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions every year, taking men, women and fresh food to various bases and bringi...

  • Rosie

    I just loved this delightful, thought provoking story. It is mainly told from the perspective of Isla, who is a young girl living with her younger brother and mother in Hobart,Tasmania. Her parents ar...