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Making Shore
Making Shore

Making Shore


270 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9781887354929

Rights: US & CA

Saraband (Sep 2011)

Price: $13.95


Winner of the 2011 People's Book PrizeTorpedoed by a German U-boat, adrift on the open ocean, gravely weakened and slowly dying of thirst—the odds of making shore are lengthening with each grueling hour. Deliverance from the decaying lifeboat will take something more remarkable than sheer endurance. And after survival at sea, yet more anguish lies in wait. Based on a true incident in 1942.


"Dignified yet compelling - packs an enormous emotional wallop." —Mark Thornton, Costa Award judge

"A remarkable imaginative achievement." —Edward Stourton, broadcaster and journalist

"This is a brilliantly conceived story of endurance and romance, in which Sara Allerton's mastery of detail and sympathy with her characters fully engage the reader. It held me enthralled until the last sentence." —Lord Butler

"A novel of raw intensity and startling emotional power - Making Shore is a remarkable achievement, a perfect marriage of memories and imagination which stitches together fact and fiction using a thread of heart-stopping romance—Richly descriptive and exquisitely drawn, Making Shore is both a gripping action story and a compelling romance. An impressive debut." —Lancashire Evening Post

"This breathtaking debut novel deals with man's harrowing struggle for survival in a hostile sea, but this book is so much more - a life-affirming account of love, camaraderie, anguish and coming of age, played out against a backdrop of the Atlantic swell. Making Shore is destined to become a true maritime classic." —Angus Konstam, author and historian

Author Biography

Sara Allerton is a former teacher.