All Among the Barley - Melissa Harrison
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All Among the Barley

By Melissa Harrison

  • Release Date: 2018-08-23
  • Genre: Romans et littérature

Description

'A masterpiece' JON MCGREGOR
'Impossible to forget' THE TIMES
'Astonishing' GUARDIAN
'Startling' FINANCIAL TIMES

'BOOK OF THE YEAR' NEW STATESMAN, O
BSERVER, 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.