Annie Stanley, All At Sea

Sue Teddern

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08 July 2021
9781529025033
368 pages
Synopsis

'It's like a big hug in a book' - Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal

A novel about love, loss and the importance of living life to the full, Annie Stanley, All at Sea by Sue Teddern is proof that it’s often the most difficult moments in life that show us what really matters.

Sometimes the end is only the beginning . . .

Annie is single, unemployed and just a bit stuck when her beloved father dies unexpectedly. Furious at his partner’s plans to scatter his ashes somewhere of no emotional significance, Annie seizes the urn and, on a whim, decides to take it on a tour of the thirty-one sea areas that make up the shipping forecast, which her father loved listening to, despite living in landlocked St Albans.

Travelling around the coastline of Britain searching for the perfect place to say goodbye, she starts to wonder if it might be time to rethink some of the relationships in her life – but is it too late for second chances?

'Witty, wise with wonderful characters. I absolutely loved this book' - Katie Fforde, author of A Springtime Affair

A funny, warm, wry writer

David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day and Sweet Sorrow

This charming, well-judged debut novel balances seaside kitsch and mordant humour. Deckchair optional

Observer

Witty, wise with wonderful characters. I absolutely loved this book

Katie Fforde, author of A Springtime Affair and Highland Fling