Author of The Sea Change

A Richard & Judy 2013 Summer Read



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A lost village taken by the war office in 1943, and an Indian beach town devastated by a tsunami in 1971...


"An extraordinary, addictive piece of writing which I loved from start to finish." VIV GROSKOP, Artistic Director of Bath Literature Festival


"Joanna Rossiter really shines with lovely, fluid, restrained writing...this is such a moving story." HELEN DUNMORE, Orange Prize Winning author


"What a debut from Joanna Rossiter. The Sea Change is a haunting, utterly compelling story. We think it’s a triumph of storytelling.”



"A wonderfully atmospheric first novel about family, loss and hope."



“Joanna Rossiter's The Sea Change is a happy debut; the first wave in what promises to be a rich literary tide.”

MARTIN GOODMAN, The Warwick Review


"Rossiter has a gift for bringing geography to life, her descriptive passages are some of the loveliest and most effective I can recall reading....She has a mature sensibility. She writes with fluency and grace. It seems implausible that The Sea Change is a debut novel, but it is. And the prospect of more work as good as this, or even better, is tantalising. She knows herself."

KATIE WARD, Author of Girl Reading




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