Addlands (Paperback)
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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 06/04/2017
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Addlands is the moving and engrossing story of the Hamer family and their home, the Funnon Farm, deep in the hills of the Welsh borders. There is Idris, proud and insular, a man of the plough and the prayer sheet, haunted by the First World War. Then there is the boy Oliver, who grows to be a near mythic giant in the community, a fighter, a drinker, inescapably rooted in their hard, remote valley. And there is Etty, Oliver's mother, the centre of this close constellation, who navigates old ways and new technologies as she struggles to ensure her family's survival. From the ancient silence in the hills to the encroaching roar of modernity, spanning seventy years, Addlands tells of human and animal; it speaks of the land and lets the land speak for itself. It is as vast and complex as a symphony but as pure and moving as a solo voice in an empty church.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783781669
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 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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