From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a beautiful, hypnotic pastoral novel reminiscent of Thomas Hardy, about an unexpected friendship between two children, set in Devon in 1911
1911. In a forgotten valley on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar. Twelve-year-old Leopold Sercombe skips school to help his father, a carter. Skinny and pale, Leo dreams of a job on the estate's stud farm. He is breaking a colt for his father when a boy dressed in a Homburg, breeches and riding boots appears. Peering under the stranger's hat, he discovers Miss Charlotte, the Master's daughter. And so begins a friendship between the children, bound by a deep love of horses, but divided by rigid social boundaries - boundaries that become increasingly difficult to navigate as they approach adolescence.
A novel that is as moving and profound as it is evocative of the landscape and period . Pears's fiction has been likened to Thomas Hardy's, and the comparison is apposite. As a coming-of-age novel, The Horseman is wise and insightful. As a love story, it is moving and sincere. And as a portrayal of rural Edwardian England, it is powerful, vivid and humane Observer
From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a beautiful pastoral novel about an unexpected friendship between two children, set in Devon in 1911 - the first book in the West Country trilogy
Auteur Tim Pears
Spécifications ISBN The Horseman (The West Country Trilogy). Type de couverture de livre: Livre broché, Langue: Anglais, Nombre de pages: 320 pages. Largeur: 129 mm, Hauteur: 198 mm. Quantité de commande minimum: 1 pièce(s)
Date de publication 28.12.2018
Nombre de pages 320
Type de produit Livre de Poche
Dimension 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Poids du produit 230 g
Numéro d'article 9781408876848
Date de livraison: jeudi, 27. février
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