A dramatic story of love and betrayal played out against the backdrop of the Irish coast by the No.1 bestselling author of Minding Frankie.

This is the story of two very different children growing up in a small Irish seaside town in the 50s and 60s. Shouting their hearts’ desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far away from the town in which they live. Castlebay, in winter empty and grey with wind and sea spray, becomes all bustle and colour in the gaudy days of summer. The paths of these two characters are destined to criss-cross in a quite unforeseen way, and eventually both roads will lead back to Castlebay. The end of this long drama of ambition, betrayal and love is played out in the seaside town where it began, against a backdrop of whispered family gossip and the tangled skein of past friendships.


Read by Kate Binchy
Unabridged: 18 hours 53 minutes
Abridged: 5 hrs and 33 mins

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