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A brilliantly original coming-of-age story. Perfect for readers of Sophie Mackintosh's The Water Cure and Daisy Johnson's Everything Under. Cala, a stone farmhouse on the edge of a village in the Outer Hebrides, is home to four women - witches the locals say - who scratch out a living on its land. But after ten years of relative harmony, fractures are beginning to appear among them.
Eighteen-year-old Euna is tired of Cala's rigid hierarchy and arbitrary rules - the women must wear plain dress, attend strict rituals and consume only what they grow or gather with their hands. Sick of scavenged seaweed and thin soup, Euna decides to go in search of a different way of living.
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'Beautifully atmospheric settings and a spirited main character make this tale one to remember' Woman's Own. 'It's a magical picture of the strength of women's friendship, and Legge's language is startlingly original' The Tablet. 'Beautifully atmospheric settings and a spirited protagonist in literary heroine Euna make this original tale one to remember' Women's Weekly.