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Melissa Harrison - All Among The Barley (2nd Hand Paperback)

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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.

Synopsis
  • 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.
External Reviews

“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.

The Author

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.