*SIGNED* The Offing

*SIGNED* The Offing

Hardback (25 Sep 2019) | English

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'What a radical thing, these days, to have written a book so full of warmth and kindness ... Gorgeous' - Max Porter, author of Lanny

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick A BBC Radio 4 'Book at Bedtime' An Observer Pick for 2019

One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham village. Sixteen and the son of a coal miner, he makes his way across the northern countryside until he reaches the former smuggling village of Robin Hood's Bay. There he meets Dulcie, an eccentric, worldly, older woman who lives in a ramshackle cottage facing out to sea. Staying with Dulcie, Robert's life opens into one of rich food, sea-swimming, sunburn and poetry. The two come from different worlds, yet as the summer months pass, they form an unlikely friendship that will profoundly alter their futures.

Book information

ISBN: 2100000245239
Imprint: Bloomsbury Circus
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 494
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 402g
Height: 223mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 29mm