Posted on 15th May 2013

Posted by Sophie

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Orkney

Amy Sackville is a novelist worth waiting for. Her debut novel, The Still Point (Portobello Books, 2010) was a book that changed my life. Pressing it on everyone in the interim, I have waited impatiently for her next offering. Orkney is one of the most fascinating novels I have ever read, by one of Britian’s…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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Orkney

‘A truly talented writer, Sackville’s skill is in her poetic, lyrical writing…a beautiful, mystical novel of love, obsession and loss.’ Sandeep Mahal Head of the Reading Partners Scheme at The Reading Agency Synopsis: On a remote island in Orkney, a curiously-matched couple arrive on their honeymoon. He is an eminent literature professor; she was his pale,…

Posted on 20th October 2010

Posted by Rosa Anderson

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The Still Point

Amy Sackville’s ambitious debut novel tells the story of explorer Edward Mackley’s doomed expedition to the Arctic at the turn of the twentieth century and Emily, the woman who waited in vain for him to return. A hundred years later, his great-grand-niece Julia makes a discovery while sorting through his belongings that alters her perception…