Griffin Books presents Lorraine Kelly: The Island Swimmer

Inspired by her deep love for the Orkney Islands and its people, The Island Swimmer is the beautiful and emotional debut novel from presenter, journalist and author Lorraine Kelly.

Join us at The Paget Rooms for a fabulous evening in the company of one of the nations most love stars, as Lorraine chats to Griffin Books owner Mel Griffin about her captivating new book.

In Orkney, Evie arrives on the spring tide to the wild landscape she left as a teenager, the one to which she swore she’d never return. She is estranged from her sister Liv, who remained on the island, their lives scattered after a childhood trauma. As she clears out her father’s home to prepare it for sale, isolated Evie finds herself drawn to a group of cold-water swimmers who find calmness beneath the icy waves, despite the stormy weather.

Together they help Evie face the mistakes of her past, unlocking a treasure trove of truths that will reverberate throughout the tight-knit community and shake her family to its core.

Lorraine Kelly CBE is a Scottish television presenter, journalist and author, best known for her ITV show, Lorraine. Alongside her weekday show on ITV, Lorraine has also hosted and presented many other TV programmes including The Last Leg, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Have I Got News For You and  The Paul O’Grady Show. She has also appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as Question Time and Never mind the Buzzcocks. In 2006 she won the RTS Award for best presenter and in 2008 was awarded a “people’s choice” Scottish BAFTA. In addition to her television work, Lorraine continues to write a weekly column for Hello! Magazine.

We’re expecting this to be a very popular event, book early to avoid disappointment!-


Feb 14 2023


7:30 pm




Paget Rooms Penarth


Griffin Books