Author Publishes Romance Set In Scilly

A writer who has been visiting the Isles of Scilly since she was a teenager has just published a book set here.

Kate Allan, who has written several romances set in various locations from Cornwall to Poland, says this is the first time she has used the Scillies as a backdrop for one of her books.

‘Snowbound on the Island’ centres on the character, Lisa, who escapes to St Mary’s for a New Year reunion with old college friends after the breakup of a relationship, but there’s a twist when bad weather closes the mainland airports.

Kate first visited the Isles of Scilly as a teenager, staying at a friend’s holiday home and says she has always wanted to set one of her novels here.

She says the islands have had a profound effect on her, adding, “The opportunity and memory of being somewhere where one can be alone with the landscape is immense.”

The book is available as an ebook for download on Amazon.