About this book
Lynn Michell’s sixteen books are published by HarperCollins, Oliver & Boyd, Pluto Press and The Women’s Press. They include Write From the Start, a six-book, illustrated writing scheme for schools, and Shattered, a non-fiction book based on interviews with thirty people with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The two books close to her heart are her debut novel, White Lies, set in Kenya at the time of the Mao Mao uprising, runner-up for the Robert Louis Stevenson Award, and her third novel, The Red Beach Hut, about a fine but fated friendship between a man and a boy, both outsiders, who meet on a windswept English beach. You can find her here: https://lynnmichellauthor0.cms.webnode.page/
“We live in polarised, paranoid times, suspicious about anything that departs from the norm. We are lucky to have writers like Lynn Michell to remind us that even here, even now, it is possible for the lonely and excluded to connect. It is rare to find such beauty and language as crisp and refreshing as the seaside it so powerfully evokes.”
— Maureen Freely, President of English PEN, novelist, translator and activist
“From the first pages of this novel, Michell sets up an atmosphere of such convincing threat that the reader’s expectations are on red alert.”
— Jenny Garrod. DURA. Dundee University Review of the Arts.
“Lynn Michell writes a beautifully innocent and endearing tale twisted by the tainted gaze of society’s perverse darkness….She presents the reader with the delicate and fragile moments in which one reveals oneself to another and hopes that that this vulnerability will be met with compassion.”
— Isabelle Coy-Dibley for The Contemporary Small Press.
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