bokomslag The Farm at the Edge of the World
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The Farm at the Edge of the World

Sarah Vaughan

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  • 320 sidor
  • 2016
1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer's daughter, Maggie, and against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war.But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on Alice is determined to atone for her behaviour - but has she left it too late?2014, and Maggie's granddaughter Lucy flees to the childhood home she couldn't wait to leave thirteen years earlier, marriage over; career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm? And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace?This is a novel about identity and belonging; guilt, regret and atonement; the unrealistic expectations placed on children and the pain of coming of age. It's about small lies and dark secrets. But above all it's about a beautiful, desolate, complex place.
  • Författare: Sarah Vaughan
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781444792294
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 320
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2016-06-28
  • Förlag: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd