The bitterness of reality, with no fancy thrills
Excellent plot, fiery characters and solid writing — Cyril Patrick Feerick
The language was like a pop-up picture book opening up scene after scene. — Alana Woods, author
A pretty perfect read. — Susan Navas, author
About this book
Amy’s world is a cold and inhospitable one of treacherous cliffs and lethal tides that can trap the unwary. The hostile villagers think that she doesn’t understand much, but she knows more about that coastline than anyone else there.
The unpredictability of the sea brings both loss and discovery into Amy’s life that changes it forever. The storm takes the one person she truly loves and yet brings her a stranger that transforms her childhood innocence into the passionate reality of a young woman.
The danger is, it’s 1915, England is at war and the stranger is German.
Coming soon: Lyrics for The Flither Lass Song
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Some real limpet shells.
Just don’t mention Flither Lass to these guys!
Some of the following books are now out of print, but may possibly be sourced from sellers on Amazon Marketplace, Abebooks, and so on.
War off the east coast
Find and Destroy by Dwight R Messimer (2001), Naval Institute Press
Searching for U-boats and mines during the First World War.
Fishermen at War by Leo Walmsley (1941) Collins
Love and Dirt by Diane Atkinson (2003), Macmillan
One man’s obsession with the lives of Victorian working women, including flither girls.
Watching Hannah by Barry Reay (2002) Reaktion Books Ltd.
Sexuality, horror and bodily de-formation in Victorian England.
Robin Hood’s Bay
A History of Robin Hood’s Bay by Barrie Farnhill (1966) North York Moors National Park
Robin Hood’s Bay: As I have known it by R P Pennock (2002) Caedmon of Whitby