All among the barley.
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
ISBN: 9781408897973 (pbk.) : 8.99
Originally published: 2018.
The author of Costa-shortlisted, Baileys-longlisted At Hawthorn Time sets her latest novel on a Suffolk farm with World War Two imminent, with a glamorous outsider arriving from London, attempting to persuade young heroine Edie's family to modernise their ways and take on the fashionable political views of the moment - some of them dangerous. `A masterpiece' JON MCGREGOR `Impossible to forget' THE TIMES `Astonishing' GUARDIAN `Startling' FINANCIAL TIMES WINNER OF THE EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' NEW STATESMAN, 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
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The best book I read in 2021. If you like period setting novels of rural life then this will suit you. Bit of a twist at the end which I wasn't expecting.
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