The Forgiving Sand

Theresa booksigning 1On Saturday (8th June) an enthusiastic crowd invaded Hunt’s, the tiny independent bookshop (inside Summersault Restaurant, opposite Rugby School), to celebrate with me and to toast the launch of The Forgiving Sand. It was a busy and jolly event and I was delighted to have one book after another appear on the desk in front of me waiting to be signed.

Set in St.Ives, Cornwall, England, the novel is a love story concerning a disabled girl, Christina, and the fight to keep her Sea Café going through difficult times. Old friends, fishermen and local people come to her aid, but will they be able to help her? The crisis in the Cornish fishing-industry, and a lull in the seaside tourist trade, could spell financial disaster not only for her café but for the whole fishing community. But who cares when Christina’s world comes crashing down?Porthminster view 2009

To read my recent interview with Halebooks and delve into the inspiration behind this, my second novel, please go to:

Forgiving Sand cover


The Forgiving Sand was published in hardback by Robert Hale Ltd. and is available from Robert Hale Ltd, Amazon, Waterstones, W.H.Smith, Telegraph Books, Hunt’s Bookshop (in Summersault) Rugby, and all good book shops.


About theresaleflem

I am a novelist, artist and poet and I live in the Midlands with my husband and rescued greyhound Rosie. Having three novels published I have recently brought out a book of poems and sketches, a collection of my previously unpublished work going back thirty years. I am a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, The Poetry Society and The Society of Authors. Born in London, living many years in Kent and Cornwall and married to a Guernsey man, I love the sea - it often features as a backdrop in my novels.
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