Central Adult Library - First Floor, Snow Hill, WV1 3AX
Sat 2nd Feb 2019
1pm - 2pm
Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. From an early age she dreamed of writing a book that would make the heady heights of Kingswinford Library. Following a Performance Art degree, she had her first break in writing when her debut novel was discovered by publisher HarperCollins on a website for unpublished authors. She is also a singer-songwriter.
Miranda is a six-times Sunday Times bestselling author of nine novels - Fairytale of New York, Welcome To My World, It Started With A Kiss, When I Fall In Love, Take A Look At Me Now, I’ll Take New York, A Parcel for Anna Browne, Searching for a Silver Lining and Somewhere Beyond the Sea. Her books have sold over one million copies worldwide, have been translated into fifteen languages and have been international bestsellers in four countries.
Last year, she was crowned one of the 100 Masters in the Black Country. We warmly welcome her back to discuss her latest novel, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, a sparkling tale of love, life and finding magic where you least expect it, selected as one of Heat magazine's Hot Books.
Miranda Dickinson's Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a sparkling tale of love, life and finding magic where you least expect it.
Can you fall in love with someone before you’ve even met?
Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built – while grieving for his loss – she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes.
Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he’s just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope.
Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it’s on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it.
Both have reason to fight – Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for?
Photo © Jamie Ricketts