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A View Of The Harbour Vs The Last Kings Of Sark

Virago Modern Classic and a debut novelist offer contrasting views of life beside the seaside


I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the moment I set eyes on the silhouetted beach scene on The Last Kings Of Sark, I knew I was going to like it. The sun hitting the camera straight on and the carefree figures beneath the yellow-green sky reminded me of those youthful last days of summer when a holiday romance is coming to an end. It’s easy to convince yourself it’s forever, when in reality it rarely lasts beyond the flight home.

Read the full review in Stylist magazine (December 2013)