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The Somerset Tsunami

Emma Carroll

A fight for survival against torrential flooding and local superstition from the Queen of Historical Fiction.

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A sinking boat…
A girl in disguise…
A disappearing sea…

When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she’s only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent away to find work dressed as a boy. Luckily a rich manor house is hiring.

Yet Berrow Hall’s inhabitants harbour dangerous secrets of their own, the suspicious owner is hunting for witches, and the house itself is a little too close to the sea…

Critic Reviews

To read a new Emma Carroll book is to wallow in a warm bath as she expertly combines a thrilling story with local history and characters to root for.

Alex O'Connell, The Times
Critic Reviews

Emma just gets better and better and BETTER.

Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher & #PrimarySchoolBookClub
Critic Reviews

Enthralling tale.

LoveReading, Pick of the Month
Emma Carroll (and Olive) on The Somerset Tsunami

Based on real events, Emma and her dog Olive take us on a tour of some of the landmarks featured in The Somerset Tsunami.

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Once told by poet Ted Hughes her writing was ‘dangerous’, it took Emma Carroll twenty years of English teaching and a life-changing cancer diagnosis to feel brave enough to give her dream of being an author a try. Nowadays, she’s a bestselling author and the ‘Queen of Historical Fiction’ (BookTrust). She has been nominated for and the winner of numerous…

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