Praise for East Fortune:
"This gripping novel has only one major flaw - it was far too short - I wanted at least another 200 pages of these people and their lives" - Victoria Hislop
Praise for Canvey Island:
"A tender, intimate account of post-war England, left me both wistful and elated" - Jim Crace
"Elegiac and evocative ... Canvey Island is moving and clearly heartfelt" - Observer
About the Author
James Runcie is the son of the former archbishop of Canterbury, the director of the Bath Literature Festival, and the author of four novels: The Discovery of Chocolate, The Colour of Heaven, Canvey Island, and East Fortune. He is also an award-winning filmmaker and theater director and has scripted several films for BBC. He directed a documentary following a year in the life of J. K. Rowling. Runcie lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters.