Cath Barton won the New Welsh Writing AmeriCymru Prize for the Novella 2017 for The Plankton Collector. Her short stories and flash fiction have been published in anthologies in the UK, the US and Australia, and in journals including The Lonely Crowd, Strix, Fictive Dream, The Cabinet of Heed, After the Pause and Spelk. Born in the English Midlands, she now lives in Abergavenny, South Wales.
Cath's favourite novel is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and her favourite novella is Animal Farm by George Orwell. Her top poet is U. A. Fanthorpe.
This warm-hearted tale explores marriage, love, and longing, set against the majestic backdrop of Morecambe Bay, the Lakeland Fells, and the faded splendour of the Midland Hotel.