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Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s debut novel, The Tides Between, will be published by Odyssey Books in October 2017.

Set in the steerage compartment of a nineteenth century emigrant vessel, The Tides Between is an historical coming-of-age novel, about fairy tales and facing the truth, which contains elements of magic and Welsh mythology. We’re working on a cover at present and hope to finalise release dates over the coming weeks. Meanwhile, here’s the blurb to whet your appetite:

She fancied herself part of a timeless chain without beginning or end, linked only by the silver strong words of its tellers.

In the year 1841, on the eve of her departure from Deptford, Bride Stewart’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood memories, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s fairy-tales to the far side of the world.

When Rhys Bevan, a soft-voiced young storyteller and fellow traveller realises Bridie is hiding something, a magical friendship is born. But Rhys has his own secrets and the words written in Bridie’s notebook carry a dark, double meaning.

As they inch towards their destination, Rhys’s past returns to haunt him and Bridie grapples with the implications of her dad’s final message. The pair take refuge in fairytales, little expecting the trouble it will cause.


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