Between Two Seas

Publisher: Oxford Children's Books

Review

Marianne and her mother live an insular life in 19th century Grimsby. They are restricted by poverty and their shame in Marianne’s illegitimacy.

Marianne’s mother’s dying wish is for her 16-year-old daughter to go to Denmark to search for the father she has never known in his homeland.

So, Marianne embarks on an adventure and travels across stormy seas to a small Danish costal community. Although she doesn’t find the father she seeks, she does eventually discover the friendship and love she has been missing her entire life.

A coming-of-age tale filled with both hardship and romance; the Danish backdrop adds an interesting dimension to the plot.

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