Title: Offing, The
Authors: Myers, Benjamin
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 258
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham village. Sixteen and the son of a coal miner, he makes his way across the northern countryside until he reaches the former smuggling village of Robin Hood's Bay. There he meets Dulcie, an eccentric, worldly, older woman who lives in a ramshackle cottage facing out to sea.

Staying with Dulcie, Robert's life opens into one of rich food, sea-swimming, sunburn and poetry. The two come from different worlds, yet as the summer months pass, they form an unlikely friendship that will profoundly alter their futures. [Taken from book blurb, Bloomsbury Books]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Inspirational – the originality, the poetic language, amazing imagery, and the detailed description of the English Countryside. Beautiful."

"A beautifully written book – I think groups will love it."

"The writing in this book is poetic and atmospheric."

"The writer has a remarkable way with words and you just want to be there."

"It is full of wisdom and knowledge and the reader grows and learns along with Robert."

"A great book, but it was hard to get into. You have to persevere, but it's well worth it."

"I was hooked as soon as I read the first few sentences - how I identified with her!"

"The language in this book is amazing."
Categories: Fiction, Community, Grief/loss, Inspirational, Love story, Relationships, England, 2021 Titles - Coming Soon


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