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has anybody here read The Outrun by Amy Liptrot?

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travellinghopefully12 Fri 22-Apr-16 17:36:44

A friend has just given it to me, it looks beautiful.

BabCNesbitt Fri 22-Apr-16 19:14:17

I won this in a competitor and it's been sitting unread for a couple of weeks! Not sure why I haven't read it yet - thanks for the reminder! (Why yes, my TBR pile is monstrous.)

BabCNesbitt Fri 22-Apr-16 19:14:48

Competition, not competitor hmm

travellinghopefully12 Thu 28-Apr-16 11:06:55

Nesbitt I'm going to start reading it tonight. Very excited. Shall we share thoughts?

Hygellig Mon 02-May-16 18:07:07

I read it and now wonder why I have never been to Orkney.

susannahmoodie Fri 06-May-16 17:56:16

Hello, I read his book last weekend, and I really enjoyed it! I have visited a lot of Scottish islands, but not Orkney and it made me desperate to go. At first I thought it was a bit self indulgent and I wanted to know more about the people on Papay, but I think that came out towards true end and she obviously had to address her own demons first.

I loved the descriptions of swimming and snorkelling, and finding the corncrakes.

BringMeTea Sun 08-May-16 22:05:32

I listened to the R4 adaptation and really enjoyed it. Would like to read the book.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-May-16 12:19:01

Hi there, I hope you don't mind me nipping in but I was really pleased to spot this thread as I've also just read this book and we've just booked this in as non-fiction book of the month in September when it comes out in paperback. We'll be giving copies away and giving readers the opportunity to post up questions to author Amy Liptrot. I'll post on this thread when this happens. I agree- a beautifully written and honest book that has really stayed with me (and made me desperate to head up to Orkney!)

travellinghopefully12 Mon 09-May-16 14:57:20

Oh cool, thank you Rachel, I will enjoy chatting about it then xx

southeastdweller Fri 20-May-16 07:03:56

It's in the Kindle sale today - £1.79.

whippetwoman Fri 20-May-16 09:31:59

I just picked this up in the Kindle sale and it looks really interesting. Will enjoy reading it now...

Hygellig Fri 20-May-16 10:30:28

Aargh, I always seem to end up buying a book at full price and then finding it's reduced soon afterwards! Anyway, I'll look forward to the webchat with Amy.

Haggisfish Mon 25-Jul-16 15:07:30

Loved this book and going to see Amy at the Edinburgh book festival in August. Super excited.

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