The Horseman

Product Number: EB00691167
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781632866950
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

"A wonderful novel...?im Pears combines a down-to-earth rendering of the realities of rural life with a magical sense of another world beyond our everyday experience."-Wall Street JournalFrom acclaimed author Tim Pears, the first novel in a sweeping historical trilogy, beginning in rural, pre-WWI England. Somerset, 1911. The forces of war are building across Europe, but this pocket of England, where the rhythms of lives are dictated by the seasons and the land, remains untouched. Albert Sercombe is a farmer on Lord Prideaux's estate and his eldest son, Sid, is underkeeper to the head gamekeeper. His son, Leo, a talented rider, grows up alongside the master's spirited daughter, Charlotte-a girl who shoots and rides, much to the surprise of the locals. In beautiful, pastoral writing, The Horseman tells the story of a family, a community, and the landscape they come from.The Horseman is a return to the world invoked in Pears' first award-winning, extravagantly praised novel, In the Place of Fallen Leaves. It is the first book of a trilogy that will follow Leo away from the estate and into the First World War and beyond. Exquisitely, tenderly written, this is immersive, transporting historical fiction at its finest.

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Author(s): Tim Pears
Series: West Country Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2017

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