Sara Allerton - Author

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Sara Allerton was born in Lancashire but grew up in Yorkshire. After a gap year in Australia, she studied English literature at Oxford and then went to work as an English teacher in Spain. On returning to the UK, she continued to teach until she married and moved to Suffolk. She lives near Woodbridge with her husband and three children. Making Shore is her first novel.

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Making Shore

Making Shore

Author: Sara Allerton Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2011

Torpedoed 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 gruelling 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 novel of raw intensity and startling emotional power --Lancashire Evening Post. A remarkable imaginative achievement --Edward Stourton. Destined to become a true maritime classic --Angus Konstam. A brilliantly conceived story of endurance and romance --Lord Butler. A powerful and remarkable novel --Army Children Archive. Elevated to the realms of the truly memorable --Simon Appleby, Bookgeeks. WINNER 2011 People's Book Prize

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