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The Easternmost House: Sandstone Press acquires 'brilliant' memoir

Sandstone Press has acquired World English rights to author, illustrator and architect Juliet Blaxland’s memoir, The Easternmost House, from Jane Graham Maw at the Graham Maw Christie Agency.

‘The house on the edge of the cliff was demolished this week, which means we are now the house on the edge of the cliff.’ Written at the kitchen table of the eponymous house in Suffolk, Blaxland’s memoir is a meditation on nature, on coastal erosion, and on the changing seasons.

Sandstone’s Editorial Director, Moira Forsyth is ‘thrilled to be publishing this warm and evocative chronicling of the Suffolk landscape and the lives of those who live – and have lived – there. Juliet Blaxland describes without sentimentality the fragile nature of homes at risk of coastal erosion. It has never seemed such a poignant and fragile thing, to live at the edge of a cliff.’

Jane Graham Maw from the Graham Maw Christie Agency says ‘This evocative book about the wonder and precariousness of living on the edge of a crumbling cliff captivated me from the outset with its echoes of Gavin Maxwell and Henry Beston. John-Lewis Stempel has already pronounced the book ‘just brilliant’. The commitment from the whole publishing team at (the similarly far-flung) Sandstone Press won us over and we are thrilled they will be publishing The Easternmost House.’


Publication Date: 28/03/2019
Format: B Format with French Flaps
Extent: 208
Category: Non-fiction/Memoir
ISBN: 9781912240548
RRP: £9.99