It is the late 1940s in rural Ireland, and Kathleen Steele has been prematurely thrust into adulthood by the death of her twin sister, Nuala. Debilitated by grief, their mother has descended into a state of near-catatonia, and it is left to Kathleen to care for her younger siblings, and her taciturn father. When a traumatised young man, Joseph Foley, mysteriously appears in the small farming community, a tentative love affair develops. But as Mrs Steele's illness deepens, Kathleen's relationship with her father grows ever ...

The Road to the Sea 2011, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330523486

Mass-market paperback

The Road To The Sea 2011, Magna Large Print Books, Long Preston

ISBN-13: 9780750534109

Large type / large print edition


The Road to the Sea 2010, MacMillan UK

ISBN-13: 9780230744264

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