Nightingale Editions visits Orkney to celebrate the launch of Dark Water

We had such a wonderful time at the launch of Sara Bailey's novel 'Dark Water'. In addition to the fantastic launch event at Highland Park, we also had time to explore the island and the locations that inspired the novel. We do hope you'll enjoy these images of the island and that you will be tempted to visit and explore...

Our visit to Stromness Library was so inspiring. This is where Sara Bailey often works in the lovely sofas by the window. She will also be attending an event at Orkney Library on 22nd October where she will be reading from her work. Further photographs of Sara Bailey and Stromness Library will shortly be featured on The Library Project blog.

We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the island and we visited many locations featured in in  Dark Water including the Italian Chapel made by Italian prisoners in the Second World War, an astonishing story of human capability and the wrecks, sunk to protect the island. 

Orkney is such a stunning island and we were lucky enough to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from the window of Sara Bailey's home.

Sara was brought up in the village of Evie and she showed us the bench that she placed as a memorial to her father. His poetry inscribed on the bench reveals, perhaps, where she may have got some of her talent. Orkney is definitely a very special place and I must admit, I have never seen so many rainbows...

We do hope that you have enjoyed these photographs of our Orkney visit and if you don't know the island already that you will visit one day. 

In the meantime, the pleasure of Sara's Orkney awaits in 'Dark Water'.