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Publication Date: 16 May 2019
Publisher: Marylebone House
Page Count: 232
ISBN-13: 9781910674543, 9781910674550

The Restless Wave

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When Nell comes across an old envelope in a desk drawer, the discovery sets her on a path to uncover a secret dating back to the Second World War.

Told from the perspectives of Nell, her mother and her grandfather, this immensely empathetic novel explores the complexities of family dynamics, as each generation tries to make sense of the world and the events of their time.
About the Author
Sarah Meyrick studied Classics at Cambridge and Social Anthropology at Oxford, which gave her a fascination for the stories people tell and the worlds they inhabit. She has worked variously as a journalist, editor and PR professional. Alongside her day job, she is the Director of the Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature. Her first novel, Knowing Anna, was long-listed for Not the Booker Prize 2016.
Press Reviews

Excellent . . . A more complex novel [than Knowing Anna], winding three lives and different time frames together most ingeniously, illuminating several periods of the 20th century and several very significant issues. I loved it.

- John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford

[On KNOWING ANNA] Beautifully written, emotionally resonant and truthful, this is an inspiring novel about the many faces of love and the struggle to come to terms with grief.

- Elizabeth Buchan

Sarah Meyrick's latter-day pilgrims are as congenial companions for the reader as for one another. A highly accomplished debut filled with wisdom and grace.

- Michael Arditti

Knowing Anna is an easy read . . . but it is not lightweight. Some of the portrayals of grief and how we experience it are profound and memorable. At times I laughed, at times I wept; whenever I had to put the book down, I looked forward to picking it up again . . . There is a rhythm to [Knowing Anna], as to pilgrimage itself, which is both compelling and healing.

- Methodist Recorder

[An] ambitious first novel . . . Meyrick writes with clarity and lack of fuss, avoiding the clichés of grief; she is also not sentimental about the balm of belief.

- Church Times

Clever, honest, perceptive

- The Door

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