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"A luminous and beautiful novel that gently lures the reader into a captivating story with a mystery at its heart." - Jennifer Saint, bestselling author of Ariadne
Set on a secluded island off the British coast, The Women of Pearl Island is a moving and evocative story of family secrets, natural wonders and a mystery spanning decades.
When Tartelin answers an ad for a personal assistant, she doesn't know what to expect from her new employer, Marianne, an eccentric elderly woman. Marianne lives on a remote island that her family has owned for generations, and for decades her only companions have been butterflies and tightly held memories of her family.
But there are some memories Marianne would rather forget, such as when the island was commandeered by the British government during WWII. Now, if Marianne can trust Tartelin with her family's story, she might finally be able to face the long-buried secrets of her past that have kept her isolated for far too long.
Polly Crosby's first book, The Book of Hidden Wonders, was awarded runner-up for Bridport Prize's Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel, and Polly also won Curtis Brown Creative's Yesterday Scholarship. She received the Annabel Abbs Scholarship at the University of East Anglia. The Women of Pearl Island is her second novel.