One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard  sets out on foot from a Co Durham pit village across the North East countryside to Robin Hood’s Bay. Robert is sixteen and the son of a miner. He stumbles across Dulcie an eccentric other worldly woman on his odyssey, she saves him from starvation…..

I was drawn to reading this novel because I know the area fairly well, my father was a miner’s son from Willington a pit village in Co Durham.

The Offing is one  of my favourite reads this year. Rosalind

 

Our Book of the Week – The Offing
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