All A number of the Barley by way of Melissa Harrison

‘All A number of the Barley’ by way of Melissa Harrison tells the tale of fourteen-year-old Edie Mather, dwelling at Wych Farm within the East Anglian nation-state in 1933 together with her circle of relatives. The have an effect on of the Nice Warfare and the Despair continues to be being felt and the fickle nature of the elements and the end result of the harvest are a continuing fear. Bookish Edie is naïve and impressionable and the arriving of former Suffragette Constance FitzAllen brings new concepts to the neighborhood and repercussions for the Mather circle of relatives.

I had questioned if the portrayal of rural lifestyles in ‘All A number of the Barley’ could be too whimsical and bucolic for my style, however this facet is depicted unsentimentally by way of Harrison as a ways from idyllic.

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