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Sealskin (Paperback)
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Sealskin (Paperback)

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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 15/02/2017
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What happens when magic collides with reality?Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous ...and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives - not only his own, but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence?Based on the legend of the selkies - seals who can transform into people - Sealskin is a magical story, evoking the harsh beauty of the landscape, the resilience of its people, both human and animal, and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice. With exquisite grace, Exeter Novel Prize-winner Su Bristow transports us to a different world, subtly and beautifully exploring what it means to be an outsider, and our innate capacity for forgiveness and acceptance. Rich with myth and magic, Sealskin is, nonetheless, a very human story, as relevant to our world as to the timeless place in which it is set. And it is, quite simply, unforgettable.

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633601
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 18 mm

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“A Scottish legend brought to life in a magical story.”

I could not even begin to think of how many books I have read in my life and especially since I started writing book review that have affected me in one way or another there have been many through the years. In March... More

Paperback edition
18th February 2017
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“Take yourself off to the magical HEBRIDES”

Sealskin brilliantly re-works the North European myth of the selkie – a phantastic creature that is a seal until it sheds its skin to take on human form and character. This myth goes back a long way into the mists of... More

Paperback edition
28th February 2017
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“A magical romance / tale of fishing folk”


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This novel deals with a small fishing village in Western Scotland where Donald Macfarlane meets a selkie and ends up bringing her home. Mairhi,... More

Paperback edition
30th March 2017
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