Addlands (Hardback)
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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 02/06/2016
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Addlands is the story of two generations of the Hamer family working the Funnon Farm. There is Idris, stubborn, strong, a man of the plough and the prayer-sheet, haunted by the war. Then comes Oliver, a near mythic giant bestriding the landscape, a fighter, a man of the hills as hard as the prehistoric stone. Then there is Etty, Oliver's mother, the centre of this close constellation, watching new technologies and old ways converge on the farm and on the life of her son. Addlands is instantly a classic of rural British fiction. It is as vast and complex as a symphony but as pure and moving as a solo voice in an empty church. As much a book about birdsong as it is about closing time brawls, Addlands' beauty is in the clear truth of its language and the sheer humane depth of its inquiries. It is a miraculous book which unfurls at the speed of life and bathes its reader in a rare golden light.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783781645
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 23 mm

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“Accurate portrayal of a young farmer”

Oliver is struggling to take over his father's farm. Idris has his own way of doing things, but Oliver wants to try new ideas and techniques to move the farm forward. This novel is a very accurate portrayal of... More

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“ A rich depiction of the changing way of life in rural Wales”


I read this book because I come from the Welsh borderlands (Marches) myself.

It follows the Hamer family and their lives from World War 2 forwards to modern day. This was a period of much change in Wales.

The... More

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