'A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress' Elizabeth Strout on 'Cousins'
Spring, 1918. Nine-year-old Charlotte Tye wakes up unusually early the night before her brother's wedding, and steals out down the familiar track leading from her house to the seashore. There, she meets a local man, standing alone amid the eider ducks, who carries a mysterious message for her...
Read more about three generations of the Tye family from the First World War to the present day in the first two chapters of Salley Vickers' powerful new novel, 'Cousins', included in this e-book.
A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress
Utterly compelling... Cousins is a remarkable book about the strange tact and terrors of family life and the histories that haunt it
Each distinct voice in this complex pattern of relationships is presented with deep empathy and clarity, so that you feel a real three-dimensional quality in the characters. The most painful ethical dilemmas are laid out with compassion and without manipulation. A serious, mature book that is also compellingly enjoyable
No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers
Salley Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand. She's a presence worth cherishing