|Somewhere More Simple
By Marion Molteno
about the book
A book it's difficult to put down. An absorbing exploration of coming to terms with love, loss and belonging, set against the vividly evoked atmosphere of the Isles of Scilly.
A small community, cut off from Cornwall by thirty miles of sea. At the whim of Atlantic storms. A landscape lit by a shifting kaleidoscope of colour and light .
Cari returns as a young teacher to the islands that captured her imagination in childhood.
Now they take her way beyond known waters. She becomes involved
with two people who have their own reasons for
returning – Anna, a painter in her fifties who has cut
herself off from her mainland past, and Hugh, drawn
to the islands by a taste for self-reliance but now adrift.
When a young girl disappears while on a school trip to
the mainland all three are drawn into the mystery, and
the unanswered questions of their own pasts become
more urgent to resolve.'Her writing has a poet's sensitivity and grace.'
'Marion Molteno has the kind of talent that works almost invisibly. She writes with great simplicity about ordinary people, yet that ordinariness is universal.'
Mary Loudon, in The Independent
Released: April 2007
ISBN: 9 780955 437304
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Books by Marion Molteno are distributed
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