A beautifully written novel of family secrets and wartime heritage, sweeping across Cornwall, London and Warsaw.
When Lucy Tremain goes to stay with her grandparents in their house in Cornwall overlooking the sea,she finds family papers hidden in the old cottage. The papers hint at wartime secrets.
From them emerges her grandmother’s story – a hidden story of wartime courage and terrible deprivation. And for three generations of the Tremain family, the secrets turn their lives upside down: her grandfather Fred, the country doctor who married Martha; Anna, the difficult, determined older child who is Lucy’s mother; and Barnaby, her benevolent, indulgent uncle.
Praise for Sea Music
‘A beautifully written tale.’ Belfast Telegraph
'Thoughtful and compelling storytelling' Choice
‘A multi-layered, moving story told with compassion’ Cornishman
‘Beautifully crafted’ Cornwall Today
‘MacDonald’s characters are portrayed with great tenderness and understanding’ Liverpool Daily Post
‘a tender story about three generations of a family touched by prejudice, violence and war.’ Woman’s Own
About the author
Sara Macdonald has spent much of her life as a nomad, travelling all over the world, first with her parents, then as an army wife. Eventually, she put down roots in Cornwall and started writing professionally, for magazines, then as a full-time novelist. She is the author of the bestselling SEA MUSIC and ANOTHER LIFE, among many other novels. At the end of 2009 she took to traveling again, visiting Oman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and living for a year in Karachi, Pakistan.