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0120100125

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

At the turn of the 20th century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley set out for the North Pole and disappeared into the icy landscape. He left behind a young wife, Emily, who awaited his return for decades, during which her dreams of life with her heroic husband gradually froze into lonely widowhood. A hundred years later, on a sweltering summer's day, Edward's great-grand-niece Julia is searching through the family house, trying to make some sense of the decades of clutter and the memories from that ill-fated expedition. As Julia continues her research into the Artic journey that ended the life of her beloved ancestor, she can't help but notice the deepening cracks within her own marriage

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

At the turn of the 20th century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley set out for the North Pole and disappeared into the icy landscape.

He left behind a young wife, Emily, who awaited his return for decades, during which her dreams of life with her heroic husband gradually froze into lonely widowhood.

A hundred years later, on a sweltering summer's day, Edward's great-grand-niece Julia is searching through the family house, trying to make some sense of the decades of clutter and the memories from that ill-fated expedition.

As Julia continues her research into the Artic journey that ended the life of her beloved ancestor, she can't help but notice the deepening cracks within her own marriage

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love.

0220100126

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

As Julia looks at her reflection in the mirror, the very same mirror that her great-aunt Emily glanced into before meeting the dashing explorer Edward Mackley back in 1897, she reflects on her own meeting with her future husband.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

As Julia looks at her reflection in the mirror, the very same mirror that her great-aunt Emily glanced into before meeting the dashing explorer Edward Mackley back in 1897, she reflects on her own meeting with her future husband.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

As Julia looks in the mirror, she reflects on her meeting with her future husband.

0320100127

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Leaving Emily in Norway, Edward finally sets out for the Pole and, after months of journeying, reaches solid ice. They celebrate Christmas 1899 Arctic-style, complete with roast reindeer and plum pudding. Back in England, the young Emily is celebrating a very different Christmas meal with her new brother- and sister-in-law.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Leaving Emily in Norway, Edward finally sets out for the Pole and, after months of journeying, reaches solid ice.

They celebrate Christmas 1899 Arctic-style, complete with roast reindeer and plum pudding.

Back in England, the young Emily is celebrating a very different Christmas meal with her new brother- and sister-in-law.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Leaving Emily in Norway, Edward finally sets out for the Pole.

0420100128

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

As Edward's expedition inches closer to the Pole, Julia reads the letters he wrote to his wife and imagines her great-aunt waiting for her hero to return. Meanwhile, Simon is troubled by events in the present.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

As Edward's expedition inches closer to the Pole, Julia reads the letters he wrote to his wife and imagines her great-aunt waiting for her hero to return.

Meanwhile, Simon is troubled by events in the present.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

As Edward's expedition nears the Pole, Julia reads the letters he wrote to his wife.

0520100129

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Simon remembers how Julia's famous ancestor brought him to her one warm spring day, but fears that his wife is now lost in the past.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

05*20100129

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Simon remembers how Julia's famous ancestor brought him to her one warm spring day, but fears that his wife is now lost in the past.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Simon remembers how Julia's famous ancestor brought him to her one warm spring day.

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Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

How Edward Mackley's men survived a terrifying attack by a bear and a near-fatal fall through the ice, as Julia revisits their journey north through Edward's diaries.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

How Edward's men survived a terrifying bear attack and a near-fatal fall through the ice.

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Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Edward's expedition encounters danger, frustration and finally loss.

Will he ever return safely to his Emily?

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

08*20100203

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Julia has a visitor who, without knowing, reveals a shocking truth about her family's history.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Julia has a visitor who unknowingly reveals a shocking truth about her family's history.

09*20100204

Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

Simon finally puts an end to the threat to his marriage, while Julia realises that she's been living far too much in the past.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Simon finally puts an end to the threat to his marriage.

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Emma Fielding reads from Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly one summer's day.

With the secrets of Julia's family finally laid bare, she and Simon must find a way to resolve the distance between them and to confront their unspoken fears.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Produced by Justine Willett.

Julia and Simon must find a way to resolve the distance between them.