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Sara Allerton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Sara Allerton s novel is a remarkable imaginative achievement. She takes you every inch of the way on this extraordinary journey across the Atlantic; it is a compelling story of both shame and heroism. --Edward Stourton

This is a brilliantly conceived story of endurance and romance, in which Sara Allerton s mastery of detail and sympathy with her characters fully engage the reader. It held me enthralled until the last sentence. --Lord Butler

I don t cry much over books, but this one brought a great lump to my throat. It is an extraordinary story of the grim face of war, chirpy unassuming courage, and running through, the need to keep faith whatever the cost. In the end, I did weep, but not from sorrow or despair. --Andrew Wheatcroft, author of Enemy at the Gate

This is a brilliantly conceived story of endurance and romance, in which Sara Allerton s mastery of detail and sympathy with her characters fully engage the reader. It held me enthralled until the last sentence. --Lord Butler

I don t cry much over books, but this one brought a great lump to my throat. It is an extraordinary story of the grim face of war, chirpy unassuming courage, and running through, the need to keep faith whatever the cost. In the end, I did weep, but not from sorrow or despair. --Andrew Wheatcroft, author of Enemy at the Gate

This so very nearly made [shortlist for the Costa First Novel Award 2010] - and perhaps it should have. It is based in part on a remarkable true story of survival at sea, and in that regard the writing is dignified yet compelling. Having survived the torpedoing of his boat during WWII, young wireless operator Cubby Clarke endures a terrible ordeal with other survivors from the boat, and even when they reach land, their ordeal is not over. But the reason for the power of this novel is its framing within a relationship between one of his shipmates and his fiancee, which packs an enormous emotional wallop and raises this far above a standard wartime survival story. The book deserves to reach a wide audience. --Mark Thornton, Costa Award judge 2010

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WINNER: 2011 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE. Torpedoed by a German U-boat, adrift on the open ocean, gravely weakened and slowly dying of thirst - the odds of making shore are lengthening with each gruelling hour. Deliverance from the decaying lifeboat will take something far more remarkable than sheer endurance. And after survival at sea, yet more anguish lies in wait. Based on a true incident in 1942. “Dignified yet compelling… packs an enormous emotional wallop”--Mark Thornton, Costa Award judge 2010. “A novel of raw intensity and startling emotional power”--Lancashire Evening Post. "A remarkable imaginative achievement"--Edward Stourton. "Destined to become a true maritime classic "--Angus Konstam. "A brilliantly conceived story of endurance and romance"--Lord Butler. "A powerful and remarkable novel"--Army Children Archive. "Elevated to the realms of the truly memorable"--Simon Appleby, Bookgeeks. ENHANCED EDITION INCLUDES BONUS AUDIO & VIDEO: exclusive audio & video of interviews with the author and with 87-year-old Brian Clarke, whose wartime experience inspired this novel.

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  • File Size: 24331 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Saraband (9 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006U1MJEI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling book that sticks in your mind 29 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
I read this book, loved it and bought it for my sister who loved it too. Making Shore is an incredible story of the human cost of war war 2. Sara Allerton finds words that make you feel you are there with the men on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean - she paints images that are still in my head four months later.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Shore 21 Oct 2010
By Maryd
Format:Paperback
A great read. Sara Allerton made the story come alive with her brilliant use of the English language and said so much without rambling. By 2am, I had to force myself to put out the light 3 nights running. The most compelling book I have read in many months. I hope it wont be too long before we see another.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Shore 25 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
An amazing journey - Sara Allerton shows a wonderful, natural ability to convey the rawness of a terrifying ordeal on the high seas. You hear it, you see it, and it envelops you completely.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Shore 21 Nov 2010
By RJS
Format:Paperback
A great book to read for your own pleasure and a gem for book groups. We had the best book group discussion ever talking about "Making Shore" despite the fact that everyone in the group had enjoyed it! Often when a book provokes very different responses the discussion tends to be more animated but in the case of "Making Shore" there was simply so much to talk about. The story was compelling and well-structured and we all felt emotionally engaged with the characters and intrigued by what elements of the story were based on Brian Clarke's true life story and which parts were fiction. We all felt the ending was particularly satisfying, bringing closure to the story while not settling for the obvious and trite alternative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Shore - Sara Allerton 14 May 2012
Format:Paperback
A truly inspiring insight into an astonishing struggle for survival. The writer has created a beautifully poignant portrayal of a rare, unbreakable friendship, even in death and yet has simultaneously provided a valuable reminder of the vulnerbility of those people to whom generations owe their lives. The sense of such intense emotion depicted in the story was so tangible, it has remained with me long after turning the final page. This first novel is unequivocally a unique work of art in its own right. Long may it continue...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding achievement 23 Dec 2010
By brian
Format:Paperback
The story is strongly based on the wartime experiences of a merchant seaman caught with his companions in the actions of a German submarine and sunk, leading to prolonged and harrowing weeks adrift.

The author quite brilliantly puts herself in the mind and physical being of the seaman. This feature, the catalyst towards achieving "the willing suspension of disbelief", gives the book the means of capturing the reader.

The writing quality is first class and has the quite bewitching ability to create the atmosphere, cadences, swell and roll of the limitless ocean.

This is a brilliant first novel.

Brian Robson
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving true story 13 Nov 2013
By Cherry
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I understand this is the authors first book. I couldn't put it down. Respect to the gentleman and his fellow mates for what they went through. Well done to the author for writing this wonderful story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read. 22 May 2013
By Babs
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Loved this book, not something I would normally read but well written and a different world from which we live in. Makes you think about others and what some people have to put up with in life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly irreverent. Great!
A really funny documentary to anyone who likes to see religious satire. You couldn't make this up! It's embarrassing, really!
Published 13 months ago by Mr. M. V. Meyerstein
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Nothing too profound, moving or offensive.
A pleasant read but, as with many "journey novels" you can see where it is going.
Published 20 months ago by Brianpatrickwilliams
5.0 out of 5 stars Demonstrates the unbreakable strength of true love
This book is part biography and part novel. Sara Allerton bases the story on the recollections of Brian Clarke who was a merchant seaman during the Second World War and who's ship... Read more
Published 22 months ago by RavingReviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars A human story
I bought this book as it was a Kindle bargain and so glad I did.
The book is a NOVEL, based on the memories of a young survivor, torpedoed during the war and adrift for 3... Read more
Published 23 months ago by M. Hansen
4.0 out of 5 stars a very impressive piece of description
This is not a perfect book, as many of the reviews seem to suggest. It is however very powerful. The account of the ordeal suffered by the survivors from the torpedoed ship could... Read more
Published on 22 Jan 2012 by piscator
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Reading
I loved this book. It had the remarkable ability to instantly transport you to another place and another time, brilliantly bringing to life the experience of being cast adrift on... Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2012 by Liddy Pleasants
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive first novel
Making Shore by Sara Allerton is a gripping story, based on true events in 1942, about the harrowing ordeal of a group of sailors who find themselves drifting in a lifeboat, after... Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable first book.
A very well written first novel. This gripping story based on fact held my attention from beginning to end. I eagerly await Sara Allerton`s next.
Published on 23 Oct 2011 by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic voyage-the book that is
Absolutely loved this book,beautifully written and compelling characters. I couldn't stop reading and have managed to get this one in to our book club for October. Read more
Published on 17 Oct 2011 by D. Sivyer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Making Shore was recommended to me by a friend. I'm not surprised it won the People's Book Prize this year. Read more
Published on 10 Sep 2011 by Lisa
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