F.J. Campbell author

F.J. Campbell author / News / Sat 14 Dec 2019

The Islanders

The Islanders

The Islanders by F.J. Campbell

One girl.
Three boys.
Beautiful, rich, selfish Beth Atkinson is the undisputed queen of her new school and she won’t give that up just to be someone’s girlfriend.
Her loyal friend Milo and the intense head boy Edward both try to change her mind, but it’s only when she meets gorgeous, charming Zack that she finally twigs what all the fuss is about.
She’s in so deep with Zack, she can’t see until it’s too late that her careless choices affect everyone around her, wrecking the lives of her friends and propelling them all towards tragedy.


The Islanders is a young adult novel inspired by Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd.
Transported from 19th century Wessex to an isolated boarding school in Dorset in the 1980s and 90s, all of Hardy's characters have been reimagined by FJ Campbell as teenagers who fall in and out of love, keep secrets from one another and grow up fast.
​Even if you know what happened to Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors, you'll adore this new version of a classic coming-of-age story.


"It has the potential to be a classic."
​- Matt Rudd, journalist and author

"The Islanders is a fantastic read ​- a sexy, intelligent, romantic story about the lives and loves of a group of teenagers at a boarding school. It is sure to appeal to fans of E Lockhart."
​- Sam Mills, author

"Far from the Madding Crowd meets an '80s teen movie in a British boarding school. A classic story retold with heart and humour."
​- Faye Booth, author

For more information visit http://www.fjcampbell.net/

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