In 1835, eight-year-old Fanny Newlove is thrown into a strange new life when her family move to the southern seaside resort of Margate. Her religious, northern parents are objects of curiosity to the local townspeople, but Fanny tries to adapt to the change. All is peaceable enough until the chance discovery of an underground grotto, which exposes the Newlove family to temptation, corruption and the immoral dealings of their neighbours. The unearthing of the realm of shells heralds the revelation of some unpleasant family truths, and exposes Fanny to the dark realities of the adult world. Evoking an England on the cusp of a new industrial age, The Realm of Shells paints a bewitching portrait of a family and a country on the brink of irrevocable change.
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