Lullaby Beach

Lullaby Beach

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 04/02/2021
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'FAULTLESS STORYTELLING' Observer 'A PORTRAIT OF SISTERHOOD ... POWERFUL, WISE, CELEBRATORY' Daily Mail A compelling novel about family secrets and the legacy of trauma, set against the changing fortunes of an English seaside town, from award-winning writer Stella Duffy. When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life. Lucy is determined to decipher Kitty's final message. What she finds will overturn everything she thought she knew about her family. Lullaby Beach takes the reader on a journey through three generations of a complicated, close-knit family whose joys and misfortunes track many of the most pressing conflicts and concerns of post-war Britain, from the promise and hypocrisies of 1950s London to the political divides and risky freedoms of the present day. 'Whether it's down to the sure rhythm of Duffy's faultless storytelling or the faded backdrop of the south coast of England, her latest novel is a comforting tale despite some gritty subject matter ... Wise, generous and atmospheric' OBSERVER 'Duffy is a fearless writer ... A portrait of sisterhood in the wider sense - one that's as powerful and gritty as it is wise and celebratory' DAILY MAIL 'Lullaby Beach explores familial legacy, generational secrets and the effects of long-lasting trauma with a distinct tenderness' NEW STATESMAN 'A writer who never lets you down' ALI SMITH

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349012407
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 30 mm

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Lullaby Beach
Glorious book about painful experiences
Lullaby Beach is a surprising and painful book to read, and an even more difficult book to review. It’s a layered, engrossing exploration of the quite ordi... READ MORE
Fiona Brichaut Mc Namara
Lullaby Beach
Wonderful storytelling
Stella Duffy is a wonderful storyteller and she is especially good at taking the ordinary and peeling back the layers, as she did in my favourite novel of ... READ MORE
Claire Estelle
Lullaby Beach
Family secrets unravel
When Kitty commits suicide, family secrets start to unravel. Moving from the 1950s to the present day, the novel weaves together the stories of Kitty, her ... READ MORE
Lullaby Beach
Captivating book.
Excellent. Not sure what else to say. Captivating book. Would absolutely love to stay in Lullaby Beach. The story of Kitty moving to swinging London wa... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
Lullaby Beach
Family secrets emerge on the seaside. When you think you know somebody well and suddenly, it turns out you don’t. You don’t know the first thing about them... READ MORE
Books Loves
Lullaby Beach
The women in 'Lullaby Beach' are entirely credible. They have strengths but are also flawed; they make mistakes but they also learn.
‘Lullaby Beach’, set primarily on England’s south coast, tells the story of three generations of women, highlighting the class and gender inequalities and ... READ MORE
Sarah D
Lullaby Beach
Outstanding! I could not put it down and those last few chapters are so gripping and tense. I absolutely loved it and I loved Kitty what a woman !
Three generations of women Kitty, Sara, Beth and Lucy. All from Westmere a small seaside town. We begin the story with a tragedy, Great Niece Lucy finding... READ MORE
Karen Huxtable
Lullaby Beach
When aging Kitty commits suicide, her family is left to piece together why. Her family thinks of her as feisty and friendly. So why did she keep her secret... READ MORE
Deirdre Sheridan