The Sea Gate (Export)


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$18.99  $17.66
Simon & Schuster
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6.0 X 8.7 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Jane Johnson is a novelist, historian, and publisher. She is the UK publisher of many bestselling authors, including George R.R. Martin. She has written for both adults and children, including the bestselling novels The Tenth Gift and The Salt Road. Jane is married to a Berber chef she met while climbing in Morocco. She divides her time between London, Cornwall, and the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Connect with her on Twitter @JaneJohnsonBakr, on Facebook @Jane-Johnson-Writer, on Instagram @JaneJohnsonBakrim, or visit her website at


"Readers won't be able to resist this twisting, poignant story of love, regret, and hope as it barrels along like Olivia's Flying Standard 8."
-- JULIA KELLY, bestselling author of The Whispers of War
"Johnson spins an irresistible epic history of one family in Cornwall, England. . . . Johnson's powers of description evoke the setting's living history and brings it to brilliant life. This sweeping saga is a must-read."
-- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"The talented Jane Johnson spins a vivid, complex tale of a young woman in war-torn 1940s Cornwall who has seemingly lost everything, and her distant relative in modern-day London, who must journey to England's rugged southwest coast, where a house full of mystery, history, and lies connects them both. Both storylines come alive in a swift-moving, evocative tale full of hidden bones, lost love, long-buried secrets, and even a foul-mouthed parrot. A wholly original World War II-era story that will make you both laugh and cry in equal measure."
-- KRISTIN HARMEL, bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names
"I was swept away by this mesmerizing book, and I savoured every moment of the journey. History, intrigue, suspense, romance, the evolution of two strong, engaging women, and a parrot--everything I longed for and more! The Sea Gate will stay in my heart for a long time."
-- GENEVIEVE GRAHAM, #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Home Child
"Johnson's time-shifting narrative transports readers between the present and 1940s while anchoring them to a place, engrossing us in both periods. . . . Although secrets abound, this is also a novel of sacrifice, forgiveness, and redemption. Recommended for readers who value the journey, however harrowing, as much as the destination."
-- Library Journal (starred review)
"A beautifully written and intriguing story that stayed with me long after I had turned the last page."
-- SANTA MONTEFIORE, bestselling author of The Temptation of Gracie
"Full of secrets and passion, with two strong heroines, this book satisfies every need. It's utterly romantic and page-turningly exciting. I can't recommend it highly enough."
-- KATIE FFORDE, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author
"I was completely swept up in this intriguing and beautifully researched mystery of wartime Cornwall. It was quite magical."
-- RACHEL HORE, bestselling author of The Love Child
"A beautifully written story of two women's courage."
-- The New York Journal of Books
"With its atmospheric setting, fast-paced dual narrative, and vividly eccentric characters, The Sea Gate is a juicy novel perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Daphne du Maurier. But it's also an unflinching look at racism and sexism in England during the Second World War, a bittersweet love story and a tribute to unexpected courage under fire--both from its protagonists and its other characters. . . . Readers may want to catch a train to Cornwall . . . after spending a few hours in Johnson's lushly rendered world."
-- Shelf Awareness