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  • Hodder & Stoughton

One Summer's Grace

Libby Purves, Libby Purves

2 Reviews

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Fiction, Travel writing

A family voyage round Britain with new Introduction and Afterword

In the summer of 1988, Libby Purves set sail with her family on a voyage round the entire coastline of Britain, from the soft, sandy South-East, to the wilder shores of Orkney. They travelled in the wake of their literary-nautical forebears aboard their modern-built gaffer, Grace O'Malley, with their children, Nicholas (five) and Rose.

As conscious of curious anecdote and tragic folklore as she is of contemporary injustice and familial tension, Libby Purves evokes a fresh, rich and fascinating portrait of people and places.

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Praise for One Summer's Grace

  • A keen eye for the picaresque - Scotsman

  • Lively and robustly honest - Sunday Express

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves is a novelist, journalist and broadcaster. She presents 'Midweek' on Radio 4, and is a columnist on The Times. She has written four novels for Hodder & Stoughton.

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