Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
A remarkably moving read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this.I was completely immersed to the point it no longer seemed like I was reading but discovering the truth and liesof these brilliant characters.
I read Surrounded by Water last night in one big gulp…It’s beautiful and sad, the characters so well-drawn, and the writing is gorgeous. I had to take a deep breath and let out a big sigh when I’d finished.
Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
Profound, insightful, rich and sensual, exquisitely written . . . One of those novels that haunts and tugs at one’s own corners, long after you’ve sadly laid it to rest.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
Heartwarming and beautifully written.
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You know that novel I banged on about for all of last year? Performance poetry/Whitby/bookshops, and all? Well, it has found a home, and so has the book I am writing next/now/soon (depending on whether you consider lots of books with post-its in them and a noticeboard covered in more post-its and brightly coloured cards […]