Join us in 2024 for the one and only Lorraine Kelly in St Andrews! Inspired by her passion for the orkney islands and its people, The Island Swimmer is the captivating debut novel about the importance of being true to yourself from broadcaster Lorraine Kelly.
When Evie's father falls desperately ill, she finally returns to the family home on Orkney and the wild landscape she left as a teenager, swearing never to return. Not everyone is happy at her arrival, particularly her estranged sister Liv, their relationship broken after a childhood trauma.
As Evie clears out her father's neglected house to prepare it for sale, lonely Evie finds herself drawn to a group of cold-water swimmers led by her old friend Freya, who find calmness beneath the waves. Together they help Evie face up to the mistakes in her past, unlocking a treasure of truths that will reverberate through the community, and shake her family to its core.
Lorraine Kelly CBE is a Scottish television presenter, journalist and author, best known for her ITV show, Lorraine. Lorraine is best known for her weekday show on ITV and has also hosted and presented many other TV programmes including The Last Leg, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, The STV Children's Appeal, The Wheel, Wedding Day Winners, Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly, Have I Got News For You and The Paul O'Grady Show. Lorraine was elected Rector of Dundee University in 2004 - 2007; and was invited to be Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets in June 2009. In 2019 she was awarded with the title of National Honorary Colonel of the Army Cadet Force (ACF). Lorraine lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Steve, daughter Rosie and alongside the loveable Angus. She is an avid Dundee United supporter.
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