The Sea Between Us
By Emylia Hall
The new novel from Emylia Hall, author of A Heart Bent Out of Shape, winner of the Novelicious Book of the Year Award 2013, and The Book of Summers, voted the best Richard & Judy Book Club pick of summer 2012.
From the author of the Richard and Judy bookclub pick The Book of Summers comes a captivating, moving novel of love and family which will sweep you away to the beautiful coast of Cornwall.
In a remote Cornish cove, on one of the last days of summer, Robyn Swinton is drowning. She is saved - just - by local boy Jago Winters, and it is a moment that will change both of them forever.
Over the next seven years, Robyn and Jago's paths lead them in different directions, to city streets and foreign shores. Will the bond forged that day Jago dragged Robyn in from the sea be strong enough to bring them back to one another, or has life already pulled them too far apart?
Emylia was born in 1978 and grew up in the Devon countryside, the daughter of an English artist and a Hungarian quilt-maker. After studying English & Related Literature at the universities of York and Lausanne, she spent five years working in a London ad agency, before moving to the French Alps. It was there that she began to write. Emylia now lives in Bristol with her husband, the comic-book writer and children's author, Robin Etherington, and young son. She is the author of The Book of Summers, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Book club pick in 2012, A Heart Bent Out of Shape and The Sea Between Us.
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27 Aug 2015
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[An] extraordinary story by an author who's fast becoming one of our firm faves — The Sun, Fabulous Magazine
This atmospheric, slow burn of a read is perfect for the end of the summer — Daily Mail
Lush, romantic escapism — Mirror
A perfect summer read. A book as magical as its Rockabilly Cove, as Jago and Robyn's tantalising, teasing journey — Tiffany Murray, author of DIAMOND STAR HALO and SUGAR HALL
An utterly beautiful story, brimming with romance and tinged with loss. The reader is swept away to the wild and rugged seascapes of Cornwall and beyond as we follow the journey of Jago and Robyn. Hall's sensuous, vivid prose draws you in and holds you captive until the last page. This is a summer read to be devoured — Lucy Clarke, author of THE SEA SISTERS
The Sea Between Us is that rare beast - a beautifully written, intricately observed love story that's both lyrical and enchanting. The story ebbs and flows like the Cornish coast as love is gained, lost and gained again. This is a novel that deserves to be savoured — Hannah Beckerman, author of THE DEAD WIFE'S HANDBOOK
Luscious tastes of Cornwall wrapped in yearning, loss, regret and love...wonderful — Liz Fenwick, author of THE CORNISH HOUSE
The prose is an art-form in itself... a story that grabs the reader and completely immerses them in a picturesque world from the first to the last page. I couldn't put it down... beautifully written — The Book Bag
Praise for Emylia Hall:
'As tender and insightful as it is gripping... the sheer joy of being young and alive is shining out on every page'
— Susan Fletcher, author of Eve Green
A novel that glints with passion, loss and doubt — Marie Claire
A joy to read — Sunday Express
'Enchanting and vivid... an amazing debut — Cosmopolitan