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Sealwoman'sGift_wrapSally Magnusson is a Scottish author and broadcaster. After focussing on journalism and non-fiction, she has moved into fiction with the publication in February 2018 of her debut novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift.

‘Moving, accomplished … Richly imagined and energetically told, The Sealwoman’s Gift is a powerful tale of loss and endurance.’ (Sunday Times)

‘An extraordinarily immersive read that emphasises the power of stories, examining themes of motherhood, identity, exile and freedom.’ (Guardian)

‘An enthralling mixture of recovered history and the imagining of lost lives … this is the best sort of historical novel.’ (Scotsman)

‘Magnusson has found in the silences of the historical record the space for a novel that moves gracefully between what is known and what must be imagined…Much of the pleasure of reading The Sealwoman’s Gift is that of a good yarn well told.’ ( The Times Literary Supplement)

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ONE OF TEN BOOKS CHOSEN FOR ITV’S BOOK CLUB. FEATURED ON 12 AUGUST 2018.

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Author Events

Saturday 19th May

Edinburgh International Book Festival On The Road.    Venue: Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Sunday 20th May

Heart and Soul, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Tuesday 29th May

David’s Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City

Saturday 16th June

Borders Book Festival, Melrose

Saturday 4 August

Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick

Sunday 19 August

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Saturday 8th September

Gladfest, Wales

Saturday 15th September

Spirit of Moray Festival, Elgin

Saturday 10th November

Mallaig Book Festival

Saturday 24th November

Cove and Kilcregan Book Festival