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Black Lake

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1st May 2014

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9780755396313

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For generations, the Campbells have lived happily at Dulough, an idyllic, rambling estate on the windswept coast of Ireland. But upkeep has drained the family coffers. Faced with the heartbreaking possibility of having to sell, John Campbell makes a very difficult decision; to keep Dulough he will turn the estate into a tourist attraction. He and his wife, daughter and son will move from the luxury of the big house to a small, damp caretaker’s cottage. The upheaval strains the already tenuous threads that bind the family, and when a tragic accident befalls them, long-simmering resentments and unanswered yearnings are forced to the surface.

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Woman & Home
'What won me over was the touching depiction of the two children'
Evening Echo
'A poignant and haunting tale that really resonates'
Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday
'Beautifully written debut'
Irish Independent
'Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant style reflects the Campbells' glazed retrograde world'
Publishers Weekly
'A haunting debut'
Daily Mail
'Johanna Lane writes in an easy melodic style and she shows a real talent for understanding the separate sorrows and secret dreams that simmer beneath the surface of even the closest families'
Irish Mail on Sunday
'An elegantly written story'
Bella magazine
'A beautifully atmospheric and poignant debut'
Image magazine
This ultimately becomes a story of the importance of home, whatever its history, told in highly lyrical prose'
Woman’s Way
'I found I could not put this book down'