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"Poetic, dreamlike and beautifully written." --The Times
"In her adept hands this lyrical tale of a honeymooning professor and his enigmatic young bride brings the murky maritime beauty of the remote Scottish Archipelago to life." --Vogue
"Lyrical and compelling ... readers will be gripped from start to finish ... Orkney is entirely original. Sackville s beautiful and poignant novel reminds us of the real nature of tradition, which is not only to insist on retelling old stories, but also to remake them in our own image, for our own time ... In Orkney myth slips free from the dust and politesse of the library, and assumes a vivid, dangerous and unparaphraseable existence." --Times Literary Supplement
'A haunting novel set on a beautifully described remote island in Orkney ... It's like a folk ballad, full of otherworldly emotion and strange impulses. -Marie Claire
Delicate and haunting... With this intense, daring book, Sackville - already a writer of promise - has shown how very good she can be.' --Daily Telegraph
'Sackville clearly has a gift for the poetic, writing beautifully of everything she touches upon.' --Sunday Times
'Poetic, dreamlike and beautifully written' --The Times
'Its dreamlike ambiguity is heightened by Sackville's poetic sensibility. Her descriptive passages, while emphasising the bleakness of the landscape, do so with a lushness that hints at unseen beauty. Orkney is a haunting tale of longing and possessiveness that puts one in mind of the great literary studies of obsession' --'Paperback of the Week', Herald
'The prose is rich with marine imagery, and there's a haunting atmosphere of mystery and melancholy' --Independent on Sunday
'Deeply poetic and fanciful' --Independent
'Exquisite' --'Book of the Week', Sunday Herald
AMY SACKVILLE was born in 1981. She studied English and Theatre Studies at Leeds, and went on to do an MPhil in English at Exeter College, Oxford, and an MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths. Her first novel was The Still Point. www.amysackville.co.uk
This book didn't really get going for me. There are some nice descriptions of landscape, the sea, ruined cottages and old tins of sardines, but that's not enough to sustain it. Read morePublished 28 days ago by RogetB
Amy Sackville has a magical pen.
I want to marry her.
I adore this book - I've already read it twice. Read more
One of the best books that I've read in years. The story is beautifully told with immaculate imagery. Half folk tale, half contemporary literature it's an amazing book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by White Rosie
Did I miss something? I find it very hard to understand the enthusiasm shown for this book. Its one redeeming feature is that there are occasional passages of evocative landscape... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aqualung
We did this for our book club and everyone just found it frustratingly stupid. Read something else.Published 4 months ago by St Albans Girl
Tedious and pretentious. Only finished it because reading for a book club discussion.Published 7 months ago by Pauline
Not to my taste. Gave up after only a few pages. Not something I would normally doPublished 10 months ago by Mags
FABULOUSLY WRITTEN BUT THERE WAS NO ENDING, JUST LEFT HANGING, NO SATISFACTION JUST EMPTINESS. MAYBE THAT WAS THE POINT. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Love and Beloved, That's It.