All among the barley
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408897997 9781408897980
The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember. In the fields and villages around her beloved Wych Farm, however, the Great War still casts a shadow over a community impoverished by economic depression and threatened by change. Change, too, is coming to Edie, who at fourteen must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood. Glamorous outsider Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs, urging all who will listen to resist progress and return to the old ways - but some wonder whether there might be more to the older woman than meets the eye. As harvest approaches and the future of Wych Farm itself grows uncertain, Edie must somehow find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.
Additional information: 352 pages, 22 cm
A great read-well researched and with an appropriate title that comes from an old folk song.A period piece from the 1930s with a rather sad ending-you almost wish Edie could have found the right life companion.