Between Two Seas
Written by Marie-Louise Jensen
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Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award
Marianne promises her dying mother that she’ll seek a better life and especially that she’ll try to find her father. Leaving Grimsby, Marianne sets off on a long and dangerous voyage to Denmark. What will she find there? A moving love story set against an interesting historical background.
If you enjoyed this then make sure you read her second novel The Lady in the Tower.
Between Two Seas by Marie-Louise Jensen
'Travel to Skagen and find him. Give him my letter. Seek a better life, Marianne! Promise!' Bound by a vow made to her dying mother, Marianne sells her few belongings and leaves Grimsby. Her destination? Denmark, where she will search for her father, Lars Christensen-the golden-haired fisherman her mother fell in love with many years before. The journey will be long-and dangerous for a young girl travelling alone. As Marianne boards the fishing boat that will carry her across the North Sea, she wonders: will Denmark be the fairy-tale land she has dreamt of? Will she find happiness there? Will the father she has never met welcome the arrival of his illegitimate child? And why didn't he return for her mother, as he promised he would?
'I was left with a real sense of having been there myself, and can offer no higher praise than that.'
About the Author
More books by Marie-Louise Jensen
Oxford University Press
3rd January 2008
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