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The Offing
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The Offing (Paperback)

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'What a radical thing, these days, to have written a book so full of warmth and kindness ... Gorgeous' Max Porter, author of Lanny


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.


?A Times Book of the Year


An i Book of the Year


A Reading Agency Book of the Year


A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick


A BBC Radio 4 'Book at Bedtime'


An Observer Pick for 2019



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 05/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9781526611307  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Benjamin Myers was born in Durham in 1976. His novel The Gallows Pole received a Roger Deakin Award and won the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. Beastings won the Portico Prize for Literature and Pig Iron won the Gordon Burn Prize, while Richard was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. He has also published poetry, crime novels and short fiction, while his journalism has appeared in publications including, among others, the Guardian, New Statesman, Caught by the River and New Scientist. He lives in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. benmyers.com / @BenMyers1

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