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All Among the Barley

All Among the Barley

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Hardback

£16.99

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408897997
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 23/08/2018
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
From the author of Costa-shortlisted and Baileys-longlisted At Hawthorn Time comes a major new novel. Set on a farm in Suffolk just before the Second World War, it introduces a girl on the cusp of adulthood 'A masterpiece' Jon McGregor, author of Reservoir 13 Longlisted for the New Angle Prize 2019 The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, although the Great War still casts its shadow over the fields and villages around her beloved home, Wych Farm. Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs. For Edie, who must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood, the glamorous and worldly outsider appears to be a godsend. But there is more to the older woman than meets the eye. As harvest time approaches and pressures mount on the entire community, Edie must find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.

Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison is the author of the novels Clay and At Hawthorn Time, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize, and one work of non-fiction, Rain, which was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize. She is a nature writer, critic and columnist for The Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian, among others. melissaharrison.co.uk / @M_Z_Harrison

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