The white hare.
Publication year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2022.
ISBN: 9781789545210 (hbk.) : 18.99
The White Valley in the far west of Cornwall cuts through bluebell woods down to the sea. The house above the beach has lain neglected since the war. It comes with a reputation, which is why Mila and her mother Magda acquire it so cheaply in the fateful summer of 1954. Magda plans to restore the house to its former glory: the venue for glittering parties, where the rich and celebrated gathered for bracing walks by day and sumptuous cocktails by night. Mila's ambitions, meanwhile, are much less grand; she dreams of creating a safe haven for herself, and a happy home for her little girl, Janey. The White Valley comes with a long, eventful history, laced with tall tales.
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388 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
a definite page turner for those who love a bit of historical British culture set in Cornwall. Wonderfully written with beautiful descriptions of the coastal town of Mousehole, taking the reader on a magical journey based in the mid 50's of love and betrayal with a bit of good old pagan rites thrown in.
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