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The Offing by Benjamin Myers


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ISBN: 9781526611314 Category: Tag:


‘What a radical thing these days to have written a book so full of warmth and kindness … Gorgeous’ Max Porter author of Lanny 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. A Times Book of the Year An i Book of the Year A Reading Agency Book of the Year A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick A BBC Radio 4 ‘Book at Bedtime’ An Observer Pick for 2019

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Weight 402 g
Dimensions 216 × 135 mm
Attribute Value 1


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