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The Resource Devil's day, Andrew Michael Hurley

Devil's day, Andrew Michael Hurley

Label
Devil's day
Title
Devil's day
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Michael Hurley
Title variation
Devils Day
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the Lancashire farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep from the moors. Generally, very little changes in the Briardale Valley, but this year things are different. His grandfather - known to everyone as the Gaffer - has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time. Every year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of folk tales, family stories and timeless communal rituals which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. This year, though, the determination of some members of the community to defend those boundary lines has strengthened, and John and Katherine must decide where their loyalties lie, and whether they are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to join the tribe.
Summary
John Pentecost returns to his family farm each autumn to gather the sheep down from the moors, but this year his grandfather has died, and with him the village's protection from the Devil
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732631
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurley, Andrew Michael
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.U6
LC item number
D48 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Grandfathers
  • Superstition
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Legends
  • Secrecy
  • Family farms
  • Country life
  • Sheep farming
  • Newlyweds
  • Devil
  • England
  • Lancashire (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Devil's day, Andrew Michael Hurley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060696179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781473619876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981788002
Label
Devil's day, Andrew Michael Hurley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060696179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781473619876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981788002

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