Melissa Harrison - All Among The Barley (2nd Hand Paperback)
Winner of The EU Prize for Literature.
'Book of The Year' - New Statesman, The Observer, Irish Times & BBC History Magazine.
"The fields were eternal, our life the only way of things, and I would do whatever was required of me to protect it."
The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, though the Great War still casts a shadow over the cornfields of her beloved home, Wych Farm.
When charismatic, outspoken Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to write about fading rural traditions, she takes an interest in fourteen-year-old Edie, showing her a kindness she has never known before. But the older woman isn't quite what she seems.
As harvest time approaches and pressures mount on the whole community, Edie must find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2018
- ISBN : 9781408897973
- SKU : B001370
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
“A work of rare magic” - Helen Macdonald. (Author - H is for Hawk).
“Truly towering . . . nature, land, nationalism, war, death, patriarchy and the whole damn thing” - Giles Coren.
"An astonishingly good evocation of rural England in the 1930's . . . with this novel she's done what I long suspected she would: she's written a masterpiece." - Jon McGregor.
Melissa Harrison is a novelist and nature writer whose latest book, The Stubborn Light of Things, is out now. A podcast of the same name is also available.