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The Offing by Benjamin Myers (signed 1st edition hardback)


This first edition hardback copy of The Offing has been signed by the author,  Benjamin Myers. We're major admirers of Myers; he writes beautiful books that make us see the world anew. But don't take our word for it...

The Offing has been selected as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick, a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and an Observer Pick for 2019. The Times says “This quiet, lyrical novel confirms a powerful new voice”, Scotland on Sunday says it's 'glorious' and Max Porter - another author we adore - comments 'What a radical thing, these days, to have written a book so full of warmth and kindness ... Gorgeous'

One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard 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.

Staying with Dulcie, Robert's life opens into one of rich food, sea-swimming, sunburn and poetry. The two come from different worlds, yet as the summer months pass, they form an unlikely friendship that will profoundly alter their futures.

  • Hardback: 272 Pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus (22 Aug. 2019)
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.9 x 22.3 cm