The Sealwoman's Gift : the Zoe Ball book club novel of 17th century Iceland

The Sealwoman's Gift : the Zoe Ball book club novel of 17th century Iceland

Sally Magnusson

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'REMARKABLE'
Sarah Perry

'EXTRAORDINARILY IMMERSIVE'
Guardian

'EPIC'
Zoe Ball Book Club

'A REALLY, REALLY GOOD READ'
BBC R2 Book Club'

'LYRICAL'
Stylist

'POETIC'
Daily Mail

1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children.

In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history does not record: the experience of Asta, the pastor's wife, as she faces her losses with the one thing left to her - the stories from home - and forges an ambiguous bond with the man who bought her. Uplifting, moving, and sharply witty, The Sealwoman's Gift speaks across centuries and oceans about loss, love, resilience and redemption.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN

'Sally Magnusson has taken an amazing true event and created a brilliant first novel.
It's an epic journey in every sense: although it's historical, it's incredibly relevant to our world today. We had to pick it'
Zoe Ball Book Club



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