Born in Orkney, Amy longs to escape small town island life for the pulse of the city. After moving to Hackney and slipping into a spiral of hedonism and addiction, she reaches the end of the line and returns to Orkney, eventually inhabiting a cottage on one of the most far flung of the islands. There she begins mapping and charting the wind, moon, birds and weather; soon realising she is also charting her own path to recovery and sense of self. An honest and elegant account of living on
Amy will be talking about her first book The Outrun in the beautiful creaky wood panelled Great Chamber at Sutton House. Please arrive at 7pm for the event.