Win copies of On Chapel Sands (Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month)

On chapel sands

A deeply moving story of family and community that is striking and unforgettable, On Chapel Sands is part-true crime narrative, part-investigation into the subjectivity of memory and part-witness to a vanishing provincial way of life.

Chosen as Waterstones Book of the Month for April, Vintage is celebrating by offering 1 reading group the chance to get free digital copies for all their members. Email Rosanna at rboscawen@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk before 20 April 2020 to be in with a chance. The winning group will be chosen at random.

You can also download a free reading group guide to get your discussion started here.

MORE ABOUT ON CHAPEL SANDS

Autumn 1929 – a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home, nobody ever speaks of them again.

Decades later, Laura Cumming delves into the mystery surrounding her mother’s disappearance. Examining everything from old family photos to letters, tickets and recipes, she uncovers a series of secrets and lies perpetuated not just by her family but by the whole community and in doing so unlocks a mystery almost a century old.

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