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The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson

About the Book

Set in Iceland and Algiers in the 17th century, THE SEALWOMAN’S GIFT reimagines the true story of a pirate raid on one of the tiny Westman islands, in which a pastor, his wife and their children – along with half their island and many others – were abducted into slavery.

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…

About the Author

Broadcaster and journalist Sally Magnusson has written 10 books, most famously, her Sunday Times bestseller, Where Memories Go, about her mother's dementia.

Half-Icelandic, half-Scottish, Sally has inherited a rich storytelling tradition. The Sealwoman's Gift is her first novel.