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Making of the Man

The Making of the Man Inspired by J Storer Clouston – front cover image for Carrington’s Cases & the title from A Lunatic at Large. In another era his face would have been less conspicuously out of place. He could have been bulbous-nosed and peeled-wally without much undue attention coming his way. even the strands [...]Read more of Making of the Man...

Orkney & Links

Orkney Writing Community There's such richness in the landscape and the people here, such encouragement for any endeavour. I've found time for writing – even when it's seemed quite impossible. There's silence enough for thinking and writing, and then there's sharing and laughing. Writing is a serious business, but it must be regularly laughed at with friends [...]Read more of Orkney & Links...

Book Club Questions: The Oystercatcher Girl

The Oystercatcher Girl by Gabrielle Barnby General Questions Is The Oystercatcher Girl a romance? Is there a hero or heroine in The Oystercatcher Girl? Whose life changes most because of what happened on the night of the party? What role does the landscape have in shaping the narrative of The Oystercatcher Girl? Is there any […]

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Free Reads & Book Reviews

Free Reads This is a collection of my work that is available on-line in various places. Please enjoy these tasters and then seriously consider contributing to their continued production by taking the plunge and purchasing one of my books. The Oystercatcher Girl The House With The Lilac Shutters and other stories Short stories Listener – a dark [...]Read more of Free Reads & Book Reviews...

The Oystercatcher Girl

The Oystercatcher Girl ‘Set amidst the spectacular scenery of the Orkney Islands, Gabrielle Barnby's skilfully plotted first novel is a beautifully understated story of deception and forgiveness, love and redemption.' 'This literary, mindful novel has a spiritual quality and yet is firmly grounded in everyday predicaments of love, loss and secrets.’ Christina's story is about life [...]Read more of The Oystercatcher Girl...