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Saturday, 30 January 2016

"The Outrun" by Amy Liptrot

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.


  1. Just finished reading it... a very intense experience.

  2. I'm on page 50, it's like a book on anti gravity I just can't put it down!

  3. Just finished it today.One of the most absorbing books I've ever read. We all need limits, boundaries, correction, occasionally discipline but always Love! That is part of what struck me as I read this book.

    1. So glad you got so much from the book. I'll let Amy know!

  4. It's next on my list. I feel like jumping into the Caithness lochs to wake up!