In the Place of Fallen Leaves

In the Place of Fallen Leaves

A Novel

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A Devon village during the hot, dry days of a devastating 1984 summer drought forms the backdrop to the story of thirteen-year-old Alison, youngest child of prosperous farmers, her family, and her friendship with the son of a local viscount

Blackwell North Amer
This stunning debut novel is about the life of a Devon village during the drought year of 1984, as told through the eyes of Alison Freemantle, the youngest child of prosperous farmers. Through Alison, aged 13 and living with her grandparents, parents, her sister and two brothers, we live through the most devastating of summers, one of the longest and hottest of the 20th century. We also learn from stories told to Alison about the lives of her whole family - from her grandparents' time in an earlier Devon to Alison's strange friendship with Jonathan, son of a Viscount.

Baker
& Taylor

A Devon village during the hot, dry days of a devastating 1984 summer drought forms the backdrop to the story of thirteen-year-old Alison, youngest child of prosperous farmers, her family, and her friendship with the son of a local viscount. Winner of the 1994 Hawthornden Prize for Literature. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : D.I. Fine, 1995
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781556114236
1556114230
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm

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