By Carroll, Emma
'My name is Fortune and I am on trial for my life. They say I did magic that made the sea disappear, then come back again so monstrous and so fast no person could out-run the waves. The sea came so far inland cows climbed trees to escape! But I didn't do magic. All I did was save... a drowning boy: I pray he'll now speak the truth and save me . . .' The year is 1607. When a catastrophic flood hits the Somerset coast, young sailor-in-disguise Fortune gets the blame. Locals are convinced witchcraft is at work. And Fortune - who is secretive, suspiciously good at swimming and, to everyone's surprise, a girl - is an obvious scapegoat. Even saving the life of her rival's only son doesn't clear her name. If anything, it makes matters worse . . .Read more
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Emma Carroll was a secondary school English teacher for many years. The Somerset Tsunami is Emma's ninth novel for Faber; she has also written the highly-acclaimed Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood, The Snow Sister, Strange Star, Letters from the Lighthouse, Secrets of a Sun King and When we were Warriors. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.
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