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The Sealwoman's Gift

The Sealwoman's Gift

The Zoe Ball Book Club Novel of 17th Century Iceland

by Sally Magnusson
Paperback
Publication Date: 18/09/2020
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Selected for the Zoe Ball ITV Book Club and BBC Radio 2 Book Club. The debut novel of abduction and slavery set in 17th century Iceland and North Africa by Sunday Times bestselling author and broadcaster Sally Magnusson.

A Zoe Ball ITV Book Club Pick

1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children.

In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history does not record: the experience of Asta, the pastor's wife, as she faces her losses with the one thing left to her - the stories from home - and forges an ambiguous bond with the man who bought her.

Uplifting, moving, and witty, The Sealwoman's Gift speaks across centuries and oceans about loss, love, resilience and redemption.

Chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club (a really really good book) and the ITV Zoe Ball Book Club (the quality of the writing is amazing).

"Icelandic history has been brought to extraordinary life... An accomplished and intelligent novel" Yrsa Siguroardottir, author of Why Did You Lie?

"Vivid and compelling" Adam Nichols, co-translator of The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson

ISBN:
9781473638983
9781473638983
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
18-09-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
196x129x24mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Sally Magnusson

Bestselling author, journalist and broadcaster Sally Magnusson has written several books for adults and children, most recently her Sunday Times bestseller Where Memories Go (2014) about her mother's dementia, and The Sealwoman's Gift (2018), her acclaimed debut novel.

Sally has inherited a rich storytelling tradition from her Scottish and Icelandic forebears. The Sealwoman's Gift was a Radio 2 Book Club and ITV Zoe Ball Book Club selection, and was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year, the Paul Torday Memorial Prize, the McKitterick Prize, the Waverton Good Read Award and the HWA Debut Fiction Crown.

Sally lives outside Glasgow. Loch Katrine and the surrounding area have long been a favourite haunt.

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