A compelling novel about family secrets and the legacy of trauma, set against the changing fortunes of an English seaside town over the last seventy years, from award-winning writer Stella Duffy.
No more days, no more times, no more tides. No more secrets.
A compelling novel about family secrets and the legacy of trauma, set against the changing fortunes of an English seaside town, from award-winning writer Stella Duffy.
When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life.
Lucy is determined to decipher Kitty's final message. What she finds will overturn everything she thought she knew about her family.
Lullaby Beach takes the reader on a journey through three generations of a complicated, close-knit clan whose joys and misfortunes track many of the most pressing conflicts and concerns of post-war Britain, from the promise and hypocrisies of 1950s London to the political divides and risky freedoms of the present day.
Told with the warmth, generosity and fierce passion which has won Stella Duffy so much praise over her career, Lullaby Beach is a brilliant story of loss and love, revenge and redemption.
A writer who never lets you down - ALI SMITH
First class - MARCEL BERLINS, THE TIMES
Sharp insights and sharper wit - DAILY MAIL
A powerful talent - GUARDIAN
Nobody turns the screw of tension tighter than Stella Duffy - VAL MCDERMID
Duffy writes with a judicious combination of power and subtlety - SUNDAY TIMES
Stella Duffy is the author of seven novels and the Saz Martin crime series. She has published over thirty short stories, many feature articles, and also writes for radio and theatre. Stella Duffy was born in the UK, grew up in New Zealand and now lives in London. In addition to her writing work she is an actor and improviser.