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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751576863

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‘Beautifully written, with such heart. Not only did it make me cry, it made me see the world in a different way’

Find escape with the beautiful, moving literary debut from Sunday Times-bestselling author Alexandra Heminsley, a stunning story of sisterhood and wilderness.

Clara Seymour is trying to find her feet in London, living away from home for the first time. Brought up by her domineering mother, treasuring time any time with her adoring father, Clara’s world is brought to a standstill when her dad abruptly dies.

Then, a mystery comes to light in a letter from him.

I am sure you are aware that before I met your mother I had a previous marriage. But what we never discussed is that we had a daughter.

So begins a journey of discovery that takes Clara to remote Norway and a landscape as brutal as it is bewitching, a voyage fraught with personal and emotional danger to reveal who her father really was – and find the sister she’s never met.

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Elegantly written
Harper's Bazaar
I loved being marooned on the island with Maggie. Her wildness and the stark beauty of her life has left me with a deep yearning to follow in Clara's footsteps. Utterly transportive and enjoyable
Polly Samson
A beautiful hygge read. I devoured it
Harriet Evans
I was gripped from the first page, and crying by the last. Beautiful and bittersweet
Lauren Bravo
Alexandra writes beautifully, and I loved Clara and Maggie's story and the amazing Arctic setting. An incredibly moving debut novel. It made me cry and want to go and eat cloudberries.
Nikki Smith
Full of love, intrigue, caring and passion, you won't be able to put it down
Yours Magazine
An engrossing, inspiring emotional rollercoaster
Keith Stuart
A charming story about finding your inner strength and learning to understand others. It will have you itching to book a trip to scenic Scandinvia too.
Woman & Home
Heminsley has form in exploring the relationship between women's bodies and the landscape, as well as complicated family dynamic . . . a corker
A gorgeous, insightful tale about grief, loneliness and sisterhood
Good Housekeeping (15 best books of the summer)
It's beautifully written, with such heart, and yet also with such incredible elegance. Not only did it make me cry, it made me see the world in a different way
Joanna Cannon
Expertly crafted
The i Paper
An exploration of loneliness, grief and identity which . . . never fails to keep its grip
Daily Mail
A moving story of hope and adventure
Daisy Buchanan