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Author Ann Cleeves on the RNLI’s 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘The RNLI saved my husband’s life’

Episode 14 – Ann Cleeves: A True Story

Best-selling author Ann Cleeves on the real-life drama that earned the RNLI a place close to her heart.

It’s no coincidence that Ilfracombe RNLI makes an appearance in Ann Cleeves’ latest book, The Raging Storm (published in August 2023). Learn why Ann will always be grateful to the RNLI. And hear about the book, set in a remote fishing village in a part of Devon where both the lead character – Matthew Venn – and Ann herself grew up.

To find out more about The Raging Storm visit