Sandstone Press

The Treacle Well by Moira Forsyth

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910124277
Publication Date: 21/05/2015
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The Treacle Well

Moira Forsyth

Daniel and Caroline are closest to each other, twins for whom the rest of the world is always distant. After the death of their mother and their father's remarriage they are sent to separate boarding schools, then a dramatic accident when they are students divides them again. The repercussions last for years, as they cut themselves off from the relatives who raised them, the cousins who adore them. Underneath the stable family life their grandparents worked so hard to establish, run currents of insecurity and restlessness, and a secret only one person is able to uncover.

Moira Forsyth

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Moira Forsyth grew up in Aberdeen, lived in England for nearly twenty years, and is now in the Highlands. She is the author of four previous novels and many short stories and poems published in...

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‘A captivating book.’
-Undiscovered Scotland

‘Muir of Ord writer Moira returns to the intense relationships of sisters in a family where an accident sabotages their lives. The closeness of Daniel and Caroline is convincingly created…as is their sprawling Aberdeenshire family with its shifting feelings and rivalries as you follow their lives from 1958 to 2013.’
-What's On North

‘The writing is elegant and spare, with never a word wasted or a redundant cliche employed or an iota of sentimentality allowed. For Forsyth, wonderland is not a place but a state of mind’
-The Herald Scotland

‘Moira Forsyth’s fourth novel is a captivating exploration into the inner workings of an ordinary, Scottish family and the consequences of a devastating tragedy.’
-The P&J

‘Forsyth is…a writer of complex subtlety and great emotional insight. There is something timeless and elemental about this novel, echoing the brief allusions to fairy tales and Lewis Caroll extracts she introduces chapters with. This is something new.’
-Northwords Now