From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a hypnotic pastoral novel 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 13/07/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408876848
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