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'My name is Jude. And because of Law, Hey and the Obscure, they thought I was a boy.'

Jude is twenty-one when she flies in a private plane to Sark, a tiny carless Channel Island, the last place in Europe to abolish feudalism. She has been hired for the summer to give tuition to a rich local boy called Pip. But when she arrives, the family is unsettling- Pip is awkward, over-literal, and adamant he doesn't need a tutor, and upstairs, his enigmatic mother Esmé casts a shadow over the house.

Enter Sofi: the family's holiday cook, a magnetic, mercurial Polish girl with appalling kitchen hygiene, who sings to herself and sleeps naked. When the father of the family goes away on business, Pip's science lessons are replaced by midday rosé and scallop-smuggling, and summer begins. Soon something surprising starts to touch the three together.

But those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever. Later, in Paris, Normandy and London, they find themselves looking for the moment that changed everything.

Compelling, dark and funny, The Last Kings of Sark is tale of complicated love, only children and missed opportunities, from an extraordinary new writer.

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"A luminous, enchanting novel about friendship, loss, and love. Exquisitely written, beautifully told, THE LAST KINGS OF SARK is a world I won't soon forget." -Anton DiSclafani, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"""

"With THE LAST KINGS OF SARK, Rosa Rankin-Gee has woven an irresistible and heady spell of youth and summer, love and friendship. Her energetic prose and attention to sensual detail will keep you reading greedily until the last page and thinking about the characters long afterwards. What an enchanting debut." --Joanna Hershon, author of "A Dual Inheritance "and "Swimming
""Rosa Rankin-Gee's "The Last Kings of Sark "is a cracklingly witty, earnestly heartbreaking novel about a young girl who is sent to be a tutor on a remote island as majestic and magical as Evelyn Waugh gone to Neverland. What begins as a reminiscence of a summer-to-remember, turns elegantly into a powerful story about what happens when you fall into a love that cannot be forgotten in three lifetimes."
-- Kristopher Jansma, author of "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
""Funny, vivid, bittersweet" -Ned Beauman, author of "The Teleportation Accident "

"Rosa Rankin-Gee is a sophisticated stylist and her prose feels sharp and sleek. This is a book full of friendship and adventure and love and pigeons which fly out from pineapples. Like every great novel, it has magic at its core. It feels very modern too, like it has been written by a writer of a new time. Rankin-Gee is a writer we will all want to read again and again." -Monique Roffey, author of "The White Woman on the Green "and "Archipelago
""A stunningly well-written first novel."" -The Times, UK"
"Lithe, shimmering novel. . . ends explosively, but also with extreme tenderness, an unforgettable finale." -"The Guardian," UK
"The past and present join together in a tale of a summer love that weaves its tendrils around three young hearts and still grows there decades later . . . create[s] vital characters and paint[s] wonderfully with words . . . interesting and thought-provoking." --"Kirkus"

"Rankin-Gee's prose moves with a languid pace that vividly showcases Sark's - as well as her characters' - peculiarities . . . hidden surprises and a beautifully written, bittersweet ending pack a vivid emotional punch." -"Publishers Weekly
""Exploration of sexual identity and upended expectations . . . sure to send readers into contemplation of loves long gone and left more appreciative of them. As in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, the narrator's awareness of storytelling conventions create opportunities to reflect on how memories form, and fans of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife will enjoy the ebb and flow of time. Debut author Rankin-Gee's keen insights into romantic negotiations belie her youth. The confident narrative will be a shot in the arm for bored book club planners, and the fluid sexuality will be a welcome (if overdue) offering for readers of LGBT fiction."--"Library Journal, " starred review
"Rankin-Gee's tactile, mellifluous prose is on full display here, as the tiniest details help fully immerse readers in the otherworldly island setting . . . full of deep, unshakable bonds, twists of fate, and the power of nostalgia." --"Booklist"

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""A luminous, enchanting novel about friendship, loss, and love. Exquisitely written, beautifully told, THE LAST KINGS OF SARK is a world I won't soon forget." -Anton DiSclafani, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"""

"With THE LAST KINGS OF SARK, Rosa Rankin-Gee has woven an irresistible and heady spell of youth and summer, love and friendship. Her energetic prose and attention to sensual detail will keep you reading greedily until the last page and thinking about the characters long afterwards. What an enchanting debut." --Joanna Hershon, author of "A Dual Inheritance "and "Swimming
""Rosa Rankin-Gee's "The Last Kings of Sark "is a cracklingly witty, earnestly heartbreaking novel about a young girl who is sent to be a tutor on a remote island as majestic and magical as Evelyn Waugh gone to Neverland. What begins as a reminiscence of a summer-to-remember, turns elegantly into a powerful story about what happens when you fall into a love that cannot be forgotten in three lifetimes."
-- Kristopher Jansma, author of "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
""Funny, vivid, bittersweet" -Ned Beauman, author of "The Teleportation Accident "

"Rosa Rankin-Gee is a sophisticated stylist and her prose feels sharp and sleek. This is a book full of friendship and adventure and love and pigeons which fly out from pineapples. Like every great novel, it has magic at its core. It feels very modern too, like it has been written by a writer of a new time. Rankin-Gee is a writer we will all want to read again and again." -Monique Roffey, author of "The White Woman on the Green "and "Archipelago
""A stunningly well-written first novel."" -The Times, UK"
"Lithe, shimmering novel. . . ends explosively, but also with extreme tenderness, an unforgettable finale." -"The Guardian," UK
"The past and present join together in a tale of a summer love that weaves its tendrils around three young hearts and still grows there decades later . . . create[s] vital characters and paint[s] wonderfully with words . . . interesting and thought-provoking." --"Kirkus"

"Rankin-Gee's prose moves with a languid pace that vividly showcases Sark's - as well as her characters' - peculiarities . . . hidden surprises and a beautifully written, bittersweet ending pack a vivid emotional punch." -"Publishers Weekly
""Exploration of sexual identity and upended expectations . . . sure to send readers into contemplation of loves long gone and left more appreciative of them. As in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, the narrator's awareness of storytelling conventions create opportunities to reflect on how memories form, and fans of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife will enjoy the ebb and flow of time. Debut author Rankin-Gee's keen insights into romantic negotiations belie her youth. The confident narrative will be a shot in the arm for bored book club planners, and the fluid sexuality will be a welcome (if overdue) offering for readers of LGBT fiction."--"Library Journal, " starred review
"Rankin-Gee's tactile, mellifluous prose is on full display here, as the tiniest details help fully immerse readers in the otherworldly island setting . . . full of deep, unshakable bonds, twists of fate, and the power of nostalgia." --"Booklist
""Freshly innocent and self-assured - each word seems chosen with extreme care." "-New Yorker"



""Rosa Rankin-Gee's "The Last Kings of Sark "is a cracklingly witty, earnestly heartbreaking novel about a young girl who is sent to be a tutor on a remote island as majestic and magical as Evelyn Waugh gone to Neverland. What begins as a reminiscence of a summer-to-remember, turns elegantly into a powerful story about what happens when you fall into a love that cannot be forgotten in three lifetimes."

""Funny, vivid, bittersweet" -Ned Beauman, author of "The Teleportation Accident "

"Rosa Rankin-Gee is a sophisticated stylist and her prose feels sharp and sleek. This is a book full of friendship and adventure and love and pigeons which fly out from pineapples. Like every great novel, it has magic at its core. It feels very modern too, like it has been written by a writer of a new time. Rankin-Gee is a writer we will all want to read again and again." -Monique Roffey, author of "The White Woman on the Green "and "Archipelago

""A stunningly well-written first novel."" -The Times, UK"

"Lithe, shimmering novel. . . ends explosively, but also with extreme tenderness, an unforgettable finale." -"The Guardian," UK

"Rankin-Gee's prose moves with a languid pace that vividly showcases Sark's - as well as her characters' - peculiarities . . . hidden surprises and a beautifully written, bittersweet ending pack a vivid emotional punch." -"Publishers Weekly

""Freshly innocent and self-assured - each word seems chosen with extreme care." "-New Yorker"

""A luminous, enchanting novel about friendship, loss, and love. Exquisitely written, beautifully told, THE LAST KINGS OF SARK is a world I won't soon forget." -Anton DiSclafani, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"

A luminous, enchanting novel about friendship, loss, and love. Exquisitely written, beautifully told, THE LAST KINGS OF SARK is a world I won't soon forget.--Anton DiSclafani, New York Times bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Rosa Rankin-Gee's "The Last Kings of Sark "is a cracklingly witty, earnestly heartbreaking novel about a young girl who is sent to be a tutor on a remote island as majestic and magical as Evelyn Waugh gone to Neverland. What begins as a reminiscence of a summer-to-remember, turns elegantly into a powerful story about what happens when you fall into a love that cannot be forgotten in three lifetimes.--Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

A luminous, enchanting novel about friendship, loss, and love. Exquisitely written, beautifully told, THE LAST KINGS OF SARK is a world I won't soon forget. Anton DiSclafani, New York Times bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

With THE LAST KINGS OF SARK, Rosa Rankin-Gee has woven an irresistible and heady spell of youth and summer, love and friendship. Her energetic prose and attention to sensual detail will keep you reading greedily until the last page and thinking about the characters long afterwards. What an enchanting debut. "Joanna Hershon, author of A Dual Inheritance and Swimming"

Rosa Rankin-Gee's "The Last Kings of Sark "is a cracklingly witty, earnestly heartbreaking novel about a young girl who is sent to be a tutor on a remote island as majestic and magical as Evelyn Waugh gone to Neverland. What begins as a reminiscence of a summer-to-remember, turns elegantly into a powerful story about what happens when you fall into a love that cannot be forgotten in three lifetimes. Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

Funny, vivid, bittersweet. "Ned Beauman, author of The Teleportation Accident"

Rosa Rankin-Gee is a sophisticated stylist and her prose feels sharp and sleek. This is a book full of friendship and adventure and love and pigeons which fly out from pineapples. Like every great novel, it has magic at its core. It feels very modern too, like it has been written by a writer of a new time. Rankin-Gee is a writer we will all want to read again and again. "Monique Roffey, author of The White Woman on the Green and Archipelago"

A stunningly well-written first novel.""
"" "The Times, UK"

Lithe, shimmering novel. . . ends explosively, but also with extreme tenderness, an unforgettable finale. "The Guardian, UK"

The past and present join together in a tale of a summer love that weaves its tendrils around three young hearts and still grows there decades later . . . create[s] vital characters and paint[s] wonderfully with words . . . interesting and thought-provoking. "Kirkus"

Rankin-Gee's prose moves with a languid pace that vividly showcases Sark's as well as her characters' peculiarities . . . hidden surprises and a beautifully written, bittersweet ending pack a vivid emotional punch. "Publishers Weekly"

Exploration of sexual identity and upended expectations . . . sure to send readers into contemplation of loves long gone and left more appreciative of them. As in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, the narrator's awareness of storytelling conventions create opportunities to reflect on how memories form, and fans of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife will enjoy the ebb and flow of time. Debut author Rankin-Gee's keen insights into romantic negotiations belie her youth. The confident narrative will be a shot in the arm for bored book club planners, and the fluid sexuality will be a welcome (if overdue) offering for readers of LGBT fiction. "Library Journal, starred review"

Rankin-Gee's tactile, mellifluous prose is on full display here, as the tiniest details help fully immerse readers in the otherworldly island setting . . . full of deep, unshakable bonds, twists of fate, and the power of nostalgia. "Booklist"

Freshly innocent and self-assured - each word seems chosen with extreme care. "New Yorker""

-A luminous, enchanting novel about friendship, loss, and love. Exquisitely written, beautifully told, THE LAST KINGS OF SARK is a world I won't soon forget.- --Anton DiSclafani, New York Times bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

-With THE LAST KINGS OF SARK, Rosa Rankin-Gee has woven an irresistible and heady spell of youth and summer, love and friendship. Her energetic prose and attention to sensual detail will keep you reading greedily until the last page and thinking about the characters long afterwards. What an enchanting debut.- --Joanna Hershon, author of A Dual Inheritance and Swimming

-Rosa Rankin-Gee's The Last Kings of Sark is a cracklingly witty, earnestly heartbreaking novel about a young girl who is sent to be a tutor on a remote island as majestic and magical as Evelyn Waugh gone to Neverland. What begins as a reminiscence of a summer-to-remember, turns elegantly into a powerful story about what happens when you fall into a love that cannot be forgotten in three lifetimes.- --Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

-Funny, vivid, bittersweet.- --Ned Beauman, author of The Teleportation Accident

-Rosa Rankin-Gee is a sophisticated stylist and her prose feels sharp and sleek. This is a book full of friendship and adventure and love and pigeons which fly out from pineapples. Like every great novel, it has magic at its core. It feels very modern too, like it has been written by a writer of a new time. Rankin-Gee is a writer we will all want to read again and again.- --Monique Roffey, author of The White Woman on the Green and Archipelago

-A stunningly well-written first novel.
- --The Times, UK

-Lithe, shimmering novel. . . ends explosively, but also with extreme tenderness, an unforgettable finale.- --The Guardian, UK

-The past and present join together in a tale of a summer love that weaves its tendrils around three young hearts and still grows there decades later . . . create[s] vital characters and paint[s] wonderfully with words . . . interesting and thought-provoking.- --Kirkus

-Rankin-Gee's prose moves with a languid pace that vividly showcases Sark's - as well as her characters' - peculiarities . . . hidden surprises and a beautifully written, bittersweet ending pack a vivid emotional punch.- --Publishers Weekly

-Exploration of sexual identity and upended expectations . . . sure to send readers into contemplation of loves long gone and left more appreciative of them. As in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, the narrator's awareness of storytelling conventions create opportunities to reflect on how memories form, and ...

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