Helen Sedgwick has an MLitt in Creative Writing (distinction) from Glasgow University. She won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2012, and her writing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and widely published in magazines and anthologies. Before writing her debut novel, she was a research physicist, with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University.
"A magical debut...a gorgeous novel that should resonate with fans of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveller's Wife... A breathtaking tale full of love, hope and heartbreak. You'll be utterly captivated from the first page" * Elle * "Beautiful, sad, moving, fascinating and original. I loved it." -- Marian Keyes "A stellar love story" * Glamour, Book of the Year * "Exquisitely layered, thrilling novel, which leaps across centuries and continents to delve into the role of destiny and the elusiveness of perception and memory." * New York Times * "Helen Sedgwick has written a first novel of remarkable grace, beauty and insight, in which a careful love of language meets an immense storytelling talent. I was moved and inspired by this book" -- Joseph O'Connor, author of The Star of the Sea