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  • Published: 18 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241980736
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 24

The Message from Lindisfarne



A spell-binding short story from acclaimed author Salley Vickers, including two chapters of her latest novel Cousins.
'No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers' Sunday Times
%%%'Awonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress' Elizabeth Strout on 'Cousins'
Spring, 1918. Nine-year-old Charlotte Tye wakes up unusually early the night before her brother's wedding, and steals out down the familiar track leading from her house to the seashore. There, she meets a local man, standing alone amid the eider ducks, who carries a mysterious message for her...
Read more about three generations of the Tye family from the First World War to the present day in the first two chapters of Salley Vickers' powerful new novel, 'Cousins', included in this free e-book.

  • Published: 18 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241980736
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 24

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Praise for The Message from Lindisfarne

Salley Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand. She's a presence worth cherishing

Philip Pullman on 'The Cleaner of Chartres'

No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers

Sunday Times

Each distinct voice in this complex pattern of relationships is presented with deep empathy and clarity, so that you feel a real three-dimensional quality in the characters. The most painful ethical dilemmas are laid out with compassion and without manipulation. A serious, mature book that is also compellingly enjoyable

Rowan Williams on 'Cousins'

Utterly compelling... Cousins is a remarkable book about the strange tact and terrors of family life and the histories that haunt it

Adam Phillips on 'Cousins'

A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress

Elizabeth Strout on 'Cousins'

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