The Sea Lady

Designer: Canongate Books

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Ailsa and Humphrey met as children by a grey, northern sea in post-war Britain. She, freckled and furious; he, quietly studious; both fascinated by the other. Years later, their lives collide as adults and burst into an intense yet brief love affair.

Now, after thirty years apart and at the close of the 20th century, their lives are converging once again as they hurtle towards each other by plane and train - their motivations, regrets and decisions laid bare.

With the gloriously astute eye that Margaret Drabble is celebrated for, 
The Sea Lady is an account of first and last love; of the lapping of time at our ankles, gradually eroding and shaping our lives.
  • Paperback ? : ? 336 pages
  • Dimensions ? : ? 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm