A Summer Tide reviews

A controlled and subtly crafted novel that deals with a deep truth of human experience: flawed love that is yet worth struggling to preserveBarry Unsworth

Kate Worsley’s top ten East Anglian Tales, The Guardian, 03/04/2013

One of the best novels I have read for a long time… All the best aspects of the English Literary tradition are brought together here and woven into a bright whole… destined to become a kind of a classicAlma Hromic, Cape Argus, 21/11/1993

An engaging and haunting tale of a tired marriage threatened by the arrival of desire – with some intriguing twists thrown in along the waySebastian Beaumont, Gay Times, November 1993

Peake displays considerable control over his complex characters, and captures beautifully the atmosphere of the island and its eccentric inhabitants, forever at the mercy of tides and weatherChristie Hickman, Midweek, 09/09/1993

A vivid and touching study of human nature –  Sarah Kennedy, Company Magazine, August 1993

Peake’s voice is individual, lucid, movingMadeleine Keane, Image Magazine, June 1993

A subtle, well-crafted love story, that has a curious and attractively old-fashioned feel to itLudus Magazine, December 1993