Fiction - The Visitor

Katherine's debut novel was published in 2013

'An evocative record of a lost age... unmistakably heartfelt' 
Daily Mail 

'Katherine Stansfield's debut is a poignant and intricately crafted story of love and loss, picturesquely and memorably set on the sea-coast of Cornwall.'
Stevie Davies

Winner of the 2014 Holyer an Gof Prize for Fiction

Cornwall. 1880. Pearl, Jack and Nicholas play among the fishing boats of Skommow Bay, not understanding the undercurrents beneath their games. As they grow older, the choices they make shape the pattern of their lives.

1936 and everything has changed. The fish have stopped coming and the Pilchard Palace is abandoned. Pearl, exiled in favour of holidaymakers, turns to the memory of her great love, and her greatest loss. She’s waiting for her own visitor.
Will he come for her?

Published by Parthian. You can buy a copy (and read a free sample) here