‘Many layered, intricate and enchanting’ - Rosie Thomas
‘Original and intriguing, a page-turner’ - Richard Barber
Home truths are always the hardest.
Beatrice Palmenter is 36, a successful filmmaker. And discontent. She is about to make two journeys, one back a thousand years to the world of the Anglo Saxons, the other to wartime France.
It begins when she holds a small skull in the palm of her hand on the bleak foreshore of the River Thames. It continues as she travels to Paris and Marseille on the trail of the world famous restaurateur Joseph Troumeg. Along the way she meets three extraordinary women and archaeologist Harry Wesley. And discovers some home truths abut herself.
A Girl Called Flotsam is a captivating love story and a compelling mystery about the elusiveness of history and the messages, true and false, it leaves behind.
John Tagholm is the author of three novels – Parallel Lines, Bad Marriage, No Identifiable Remains, and one work of non-fiction, Elsewhere. He is a writer, broadcaster and producer. He lives in Islington, London.