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The Off­ing

One sum­mer fol­lo­wing the Second World War, Robert sets out on foot from his Dur­ham vil­la­ge. Six­teen and the son of a coal miner, he makes his way across the nor­t­hern coun­try­si­de until he rea­ches the for­mer smugg­ling vil­la­ge of Robin Hood’s Bay. The­re he meets Dul­cie, an eccen­tric, world­ly, older woman who lives in a rams­hack­le cot­ta­ge facing out to sea. The two come from dif­fe­rent worlds, yet as the sum­mer months pass, they form an unli­kely fri­end­ship that will pro­found­ly alter their futures. Quiet and lyri­cal – from a Wal­ter Scott Pri­ze-win­ning author.

Über den Autor.

Ben­ja­min Myers was born in Dur­ham in 1976. His novel The Gal­lows Pole recei­ved a Roger Dea­kin Award and won the Wal­ter Scott Pri­ze for his­to­ri­cal fic­tion. Beas­tings won the Por­ti­co Pri­ze for Lite­ra­tu­re and Pig Iron won the Gor­don Burn Pri­ze, while Richard was a Sun­day Times Book of the Year. He has also published poet­ry, crime novels and short fic­tion, while his jour­na­lism has appeared in publi­ca­ti­ons inclu­ding, among others, the Guar­di­an, New Sta­tes­man, Caught by the River and New Sci­en­tist. He lives in the Upper Cal­der Val­ley, West York­shire. ben​my​ers​.com

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