Alison Moore

Writer of fiction,
from novels to a story on a postcard


The Retreat

The Retreat

Since childhood, Sandra Peters has been fascinated by the small, private island of Lieloh, home to the reclusive silent-film star Valerie Swanson. Having dreamed of going to art college, Sandra is now in her forties and working as a receptionist, but she still harbours artistic ambitions. When she sees an advert for a two-week artists' retreat on Lieloh, Sandra sets out on what might be a life-changing journey.

The Retreat is a story about pursuing dreams and suffering artists, which unfolds with Moore's trademark compelling unease.

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The Retreat is available as a paperback from Salt and other booksellers, and is also available as an ebook.

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