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The Resource Ellie and the harp-maker, Hazel Prior

Ellie and the harp-maker, Hazel Prior

Label
Ellie and the harp-maker
Title
Ellie and the harp-maker
Statement of responsibility
Hazel Prior
Title variation
Ellie and the harpmaker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dan Hollis lives alone, in a remote barn hidden in the woods on Exmoor. He leads a simple life and takes great pleasure in the small things, he counts the toadstools he finds on his morning walk (317), he cuts his sandwiches into triangles and arranges them geometrically on his plate, he spends his days in the workshop at the bottom of the seventeen-step staircase. For the past twenty-three years he has been making harps, choosing beautifully coloured local wood, carving and shaping it by hand, and adding his unique 'signature': a specially-chosen pebble that he sits in the wood. He enjoys his solitary, quiet routine. Then, one day, Exmoor housewife Ellie Jacobs stumbles across the barn by chance as she's walking in the woods. She's utterly stunned by the discovery of the enchanting workshop, and Dan (taken by her surprise - and her cherry-coloured socks) gives her the gift of a beautiful cherry wood harp. But Ellie's controlling husband Clive refuses to let her keep it, and so she begins to take lessons in secret at the barn
Summary
On the anniversary of her beloved father’s death, Ellie Jacobs takes a walk in the woods on the English moors and comes across the barn of Dan Hollis, who carves beautiful Celtic harps
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10795322
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prior, Hazel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harp makers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Married women
  • Adultery
  • Life change events
  • Harp
  • Exmoor (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ellie and the harp-maker, Hazel Prior
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sometimes it takes a chance encounter to discover what your life can be..." -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064872104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787630918
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041899471
Label
Ellie and the harp-maker, Hazel Prior
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sometimes it takes a chance encounter to discover what your life can be..." -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064872104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787630918
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041899471

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