For centuries, Utterly’s family have acted as Watchers, keeping a look-out for mysterious islands which are believed to appear from time to time on the western sea. When the current Watcher mysteriously drowns, his young ward Utterly takes over his duties. Gradually, she starts to discover her strange connection with the forces which dwell in the deep ocean.
Philip Reeve takes you on a tour of the mysterious island of Wildsea, the setting for his latest novel, Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep. Who is Utterly? Why must there always be a Watcher on Wildsea? And what is the truth about the legendary perils that wait in the western deeps?
Fri 25th Feb 12.00pm