To celebrate publication, we’re giving one book group the chance to win a set of 10 copies of Isabel Allende’s brand new novel, A Long Petal of the Sea.
Inspired by real people and real events, A Long Petal of the Sea follows Victor Dalmau and Roser Bruguera as they flee the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and the brutal repression of Franco. To escape, they board the SS Winnipeg, a boat chartered by the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, to the promised ‘long petal of sea and wine and snow’. In Chile, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.
Fiction is the greatest tool we have for understanding humanity, giving us the power to go on journeys that we wouldn’t otherwise experience. In A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel draws on her own experience as a political refugee to tell a story that is as relevant today as it has ever been.
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