All Among The Barley by Melissa Harrison



Perfectly captures the changing rural life between the wars, and the shifting political situation, all seen through the eyes of young Edie trying to find her place in the world. I loved Melissa Harrisons seemingly effortless descriptions of the natural world – she’s also a very accomplished writer of non-fiction nature writing.

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The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember. In the fields and villages around her beloved Wych Farm, however, the Great War still casts a shadow over a community impoverished by economic depression and threatened by change. Change, too, is coming to Edie, who at fourteen must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood. Glamorous outsider Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs, urging all who will listen to resist progress and return to the old ways – but some wonder whether there might be more to the older woman than meets the eye. As harvest approaches and the future of Wych Farm itself grows uncertain, Edie must somehow find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.

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Weight 246 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 mm
Attribute Value 1