There’s a moment on the turn of the tide when the world stands still, when we hold our breath waiting to see which way the water will flow, as though that might change our lives...’

Set among the wild, atmospheric hills and coasts of north-eastern England, where nature holds sway as much as any man or woman, Cliffington looks like a rural idyll, but is not immune to the events of the world. A story of trial and obsession, of love and hope, Cliffington reveals the strength and frailties of the people and tests their community to the edge of failure.  It is a world apart and yet still torn by the trauma, distress and destruction of wars in distant lands.  While always, close at hand, the sea rolls on relentless.

Enter Cliffington and follow the tales of the women whose lives entwine, thrown together in a drama both deep and wide as they hold firm when doubt invades their world. Touch the minds of men: sad, anguished, cruel and gentle, who walk with uncertainty across their world, always searching for tomorrow and for peace.

“When the tide turns and the sea lies wavering with barely a ripple on the beach, when no pebble is roused into rasping, when even the gulls lull their laughing and silence is the only manner of speech, that is the time to turn aside from the past and make new headway living life alone. I will weigh the anchor, raise the sail and turn my head into the wind.”

So writes Lizzie when all seems lost in her life and she searches for a way to survive in a world that is both cruel and strangely beautiful.

Cliffington is an epic novel, a romance, a mystery, a tragedy and a saga that leads you through a noble landscape, in a story that builds into a glorious crescendo with man pitched against his greatest enemy: himself. Nature is ever present and revealed as the real power surrounding us all.

 A dramatic new novel by Stephen Morley...

Cliffington, on the remote North Sea coast, looks like a rural idyll but is not immune to the events of the world. Distant wars bring distress and destruction. A story of trial and obsession, of love and hope, Cliffington reveals the strength and frailties of the people and tests their community to the edge of failure. While always, close at hand, the sea rolls on relentless...

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