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    The Woman Who Walked into the Sea (Sea Detective) (Paperback) By (author) Mark Douglas-Home

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    DescriptionCal McGill watches the young woman through the dirty windscreen of his Toyota. There's something compelling about her stillness, about the length of time she has been standing square-shouldered, erect, staring out to sea, like an Antony Gormley statue waiting for another of its cast-iron tribe to emerge from the deep. What has brought her to this remote beach, he asks himself. Is she a kindred spirit who finds refuge by the shore? Idle curiosity soon turns into another investigation for oceanographer and loner McGill as he embarks on a quest to discover why, 26 years earlier, another young woman stood on the same beach before walking into the waves. According to the police, she killed herself and her unborn baby. McGill, the Sea Detective, questions this version of events and confronts the jealousies, tensions and threats of a coastal community determined to hold on to its secrets.


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    Title
    The Woman Who Walked into the Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Douglas-Home
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908737328
    ISBN 10: 1908737328
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.92
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 823.92
    LC classification: PR6104.O875 W66 2013
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Sandstone Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sandstone Press Ltd
    Publication date
    12 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Dingwall
    Author Information
    Mark Douglas-Home is a successful journalist turned author. He was editor of Scotland's leading daily newspaper, The Herald, for five years and editor of The Sunday Times Scotland. He has also held senior roles with The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. When he was Scottish correspondent of The Independent he reported on both the Lockerbie and Piper Alpha disasters. His career began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a numberof editions, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.
    Review quote
    'Raises the bar ... compelling.' The Scotsman