A new book by Amy Liptrot, journalist and writer, who grew up in Orkney, has gained great acclaim since it was published a couple of weeks ago. Rave reviews in newspapers and magazines. It's not an easy read, but it is compelling and I highly recommend it! Amy's style of writing is just extraordinary. She weaves stories of her recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs, with the Orkney landscape where she returned after being in rehab in London.
Here's a short film of Amy speaking about her book.
Her book is available in hardback or on Kindle via Amazon here
I know Amy a little. And I am proud to say we shared a pot of tea in my kitchen when she came to swim in Sandside Bay. :-)
I took her book to the shore too. It seemed only right.