Alex Morgan (1981, Modern History)

Tandem by Alex MorganAlex Morgan, of Cockermouth, Cumbria, has written Tandem, a novel set in Scotland, in a place inspired by her own childhood. It tells the story of Paula, who abandons her London life and runs away in the hope of escaping a painful loss – but finds herself involved in the tangled world of Sanders, a complicated 12-year-old who lives in the seaside village. It’s a quirky tale of love and friendship, which shows that life can never be simply black and white – with the attempted kidnapping of a celebrity penguin thrown in for good measure.

Alex, who read Modern History at Christ Church (1981), is originally from Edinburgh, but moved along the Scottish coast to North Berwick at the age of 10. Her dream has always been to write a book. After eight years of trying, Tandem has finally been published after she won an international competition run by publisher Hookline.

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