The Sealwoman’s Gift

Published in February 2018 by Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press.

Set in Iceland and Algiers in the 17th century, The Sealwoman’s Gift re-imagines the true story of a pirate raid on one of the tiny Westman islands, when four hundred Icelanders were violently abducted into slavery in north Africa – among them a pastor and his wife and children.

Captive in an alien Arab culture, the pastor’s wife meets the unravelling of her identity and the least bearable of losses with the one thing she has brought from home: the stories in her head. Until one day she is faced with an impossible choice.


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