Title: Offing, The
Authors: Myers, Benjamin
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 258
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: Young Robert Appleyard wants more from life than to end up with his father in a Durham coalmine, and with World War II now over, surely he can expect more? And just like that, with a swag on his back he heads off ... winding up on the North Yorkshire coast in the company of the delightfully eccentric Dulcie Piper. It is in their nascent friendship that Robert's horizons expand and Dulcie is able to reconcile with her past.

This is an inspirational story of intergenerational friendship distinguished by its lyrical descriptions of the natural world, its wit and wisdom and its appreciation of the life changing power of arts and culture. [Larger font]
Categories: Fiction, Community, Grief/loss, Inspirational, Love story, Relationships, England, 2021 Titles, Larger font


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By: GISB 005 2021-07-21 12:56:28
Those that read the book all LOVED it. A positively enjoyable read.

By: ROTO 006 2021-04-14 14:56:01
Everyone enjoyed the book, both for the story and the way it was written. People especially liked the author's descriptions of the natural world. A first for the group - in that everyone liked and enjoyed the book!

By: CHCH 099 2021-03-17 11:49:35
We all loved this novel. Beautifully written, poetic and uplifting. Would highly recommend. Probably the best book we have read for some time.

By: AUCK 143 2020-08-31 14:17:19
We all loved this book. The only criticism was that the protagonist at 16 was more skilled at renovation than would be expected in one so young, but those were different times. It was very much in the style of "Darling Buds of May", and Laurie Lee's books written post war.

By: CHCH 481 2020-08-31 14:13:58
Our group had a rating range of 1-5! Comments included "lovely sensory imagery", "lovely story but overwritten", "immersive and beautifully written", and "there is no story".

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