Blogs in February 2023

The Fell 26th February 2023

‘A tense page-turner . . . I gulped The Fell down in one sitting’ – Emma Donoghue ‘Her work is as close to perfect as a novelist’s can be’ – The Times At dusk on a November evening in...

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Summerwater 19th August 2020

From the acclaimed author of Ghost Wall, Summerwater is a devastating story told over twenty-four hours in the Scottish highlands, and a searing exploration of our capacity for both kinship and cruelty in these divided times. On the longest...

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Ghost Wall 22nd September 2018

Teenage Silvie is living in a remote Northumberland camp as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is an abusive man, obsessed with recreating the discomfort, brutality and harshness of Iron Age life. Behind and ahead of Silvie’s narrative...

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Signs for Lost Children 21st July 2015

Featured in fiction: The Financial Times Best Books of 2015 Only weeks into their marriage a young couple embark on a six-month period of separation. Tom Cavendish goes to Japan to build lighthouses and his wife Ally, Doctor Moberley-Cavendish,...

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Cold Earth 1st January 1970

Six archaeologists are digging in Greenland when a killer swine flue sweeps the globe, leaving them isolated. They batten down in the Norse farmstead where they are excavating, scare themselves and write home to anyone who might be left...

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