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Black Lake

Black Lake

For generations, the Campbells have lived happily at Dulough, an idyllic, rambling estate on the windswept coast of Ireland. But upkeep has drained the family coffers. Faced with the heartbreaking possibility of having to sell, John Campbell makes a very difficult decision; to keep Dulough he will turn the estate into a tourist attraction. He and his wife, daughter and son will move from the luxury of the big house to a small, damp caretaker’s cottage. The upheaval strains the already tenuous threads that bind the family, and when a tragic accident befalls them, long-simmering resentments and unanswered yearnings are forced to the surface.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 12th February 2015

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780755396320


This is a charming story with gems for the thinker while being populated by interesting people for the lover of an easiy absorbed tale'
Book Bag
This ultimately becomes a story of the importance of home, whatever its history, told in highly lyrical prose'
Image magazine
'Beautifully written debut'
Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday
'A poignant and haunting tale that really resonates'
Evening Echo
'Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant style reflects the Campbells' glazed retrograde world'
Irish Independent
Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant stye reflects the Campbell's glazed retrograde world
Irish Independent
'What won me over was the touching depiction of the two children'
Woman & Home
'An elegantly written story'
Irish Mail on Sunday
'Johanna Lane writes in an easy melodic style and she shows a real talent for understanding the separate sorrows and secret dreams that simmer beneath the surface of even the closest families'
Daily Mail
'I found I could not put this book down'
Woman’s Way
Quiet novels like Black Lake don't get much air-time, but it's worth cutting through the noise and losing yourself in this gently devastating read
Harper's Bazaar
'A haunting debut'
Publishers Weekly
'A beautifully atmospheric and poignant debut'
Bella magazine