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All Among the Barley

All Among the Barley

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By Melissa Harrison (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 352 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408897973
Published: 7 Mar 2019
Classifications: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Weight: 244g
Dimensions: 197 x 136 x 23 (mm)

'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 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.

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