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Orkney Twilight by Clare Carson

Orkney Twilight

by Clare Carson

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The Cold War, the miners’ strike, and spy vs spy on the far northern island of Orkney under the Midnight sun; Orkney Twilight is a snapshot of Britain in 1984 when Margaret Thatcher ruled with an iron fist.

Sam is a normal teenager: despite being accepted at Oxford University, she likes to think of herself as a rebel, not realising her dad’s status as a special policeman and his establishment ties protect her from the consequences of her misdemeanours.

But before going up to university, she has to endure a summer holiday on Orkney with her irritating but mysterious father, Jim: Sam invites Tom, an aspirant journalist, and the two of them spend the midsummer twilight trying to discover what Jim is up to.

Despite the espionage theme this is not a secret agent story: rather, it describes a coming-of-age and how, in the end, love endures. ( )
  adpaton | Oct 30, 2015 |
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Jim says he's an undercover policeman. His daughter Sam thinks he's a liar. On holiday in Orkney, beneath an endless midsummer sky, Sam spies on Jim as he runs secretive errands across the island. What did he take from the old watchtower on the edge of a cliff? Why is he so interested in Norse mythology? And why does Sam have the eerie feeling that she too is being watched? When Sam finally discovers the truth, it will draw her into a dangerous world of darkness and deception...An original and haunting thriller about fathers, daughters and the ghosts of the past.… (more)

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