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I Am An Island

by Tamsin Calidas

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Published 8th April 2021, 320 pages
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Memoir of the year’ - Vogue

‘A wondrous, sensuous memoir of salt-stung survival … clear-eyed and poetic prose’ Sunday Times

‘A fascinating memoir’ - Daily Mail

When Tamsin Calidas first arrives on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides, it feels like coming home. Disenchanted by London, she and her husband left the city and high-flying careers to move the 500 miles north, despite having absolutely no experience of crofting, or of island life. It was idyllic, for a while. But as the months wear on, the children she’d longed for fail to materialise, and her marriage breaks down, Tamsin finds herself in ever-increasing isolation.

Injured, ill, without money or friend she is pared right back, stripped to becoming simply a raw element of the often harsh landscape. But with that immersion in her surroundings comes the possibility of rebirth and renewal. Tamsin begins the slow journey back from the brink.

Startling, raw and extremely moving, I Am An Island is a story about the incredible ability of the natural world to provide when everything else has fallen away - a stunning book about solitude, friendship, resilience and self-discovery.

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I Am An Island
by Tamsin Calidas

ISBN
9781784164782

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
April 8, 2021

Dimensions
19.7cm x 12.7cm x 1.9cm

Page count
320 pages