Julia Blackburn
Radio Plays
and Stories
News and Events
Vintage Books

A novel based on my own family history. In the late 19th century an English missionary arrives on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, intent on wiping out fornication among the local people. Instead he incurs a curse that strikes first his dark-skinned wife, then his son and grandson.

"Brave as well as beautiful…a hypnotic, cryptic, haunting exploration of the power of memory." Boston Globe

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize

Time Song
Thin Paths
Thomas Blackburn's Selected Poems
The Three of Us
My Animals and Other Family
With Billie
Old Man Goya
The Leper's Companions
The Book of Colour
Daisy Bates in
the Desert
The Emperor's
Last Island
Charles Waterton
The White Men
Murmurations of Love,
Grief and Starlings