Cover Reveal – The Somerset Tsunami Emma Carroll

Regular readers of the blog will know that I’m a huge fan of Emma Carroll, who is quite rightly known as the Queen of Historical Fiction. Emma’s storytelling genius lies in her ability to transport the reader back in history and gives them such a sense of time and place that you find yourself right there, within the story watching it unfold before your very eyes.  So I’m thrilled to be sharing with you today the cover for Emma’s latest historical book, ‘The Somerset Tsunami,’ which will be published on the 3rd October by Faber.

So without further ado here it is…

Hinting at the drama and adventure that lies within these pages this stunning cover has been illustrated once again by Julian De Narvaez, and has been designed by Margaret Hope at Faber. Let’s find out more about what Emma has in store for us in this dark and thrilling tale of mistrust, witchcraft and unnatural weather.

The Somerset Tsunami – Emma Carroll

A sinking boat…

A girl in disguise…

A disappearing sea…

When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she’s only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent away to find work dressed as a boy. Luckily a rich manor house is hiring.

Yet Barrow Hill’s inhabitants harbour dangerous secrets of their own, the suspicious owner is hunting for witches, and the house itself is a little to close to the sea…


Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll was a secondary school English teacher for many years. The Somerset Tsunami is Emma’s ninth novel for Faber: she has also written the highly-acclaimed Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood, The Snow Sister, Strange Star, Letters from the Lighthouse, Secrets of a Sun King and When We Were Warriors. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.

Julian De Narvaez

Julian is one of Faber’s more unusual artists and not surprisingly  his work is quite striking. He usually begins with pen and China ink, and then colours and manipulates the images using advanced digital techniques. Julian specialises in contemporary, eclectic illustrations that nonetheless convey a fine, traditional quality. This quirkiness has found success in many industries and formats.

Thank you to Emma and Faver for inviting me to host the cover reveal. ‘The Somerset Tsunami,’ is available to pre-order online or from any good bookshop. To win 1 of 5 early copies head over to my pinned tweet on Twitter to find out more.





1 thought on “Cover Reveal – The Somerset Tsunami Emma Carroll

  1. Kate Poels

    Another gorgeous Emma Carroll cover.
    I adore the artwork by Julian de Narvaez, so full of story and excitement in its own right!
    I can’t wait to read this!



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