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The Resource Hunters in the snow, Daisy Hildyard

Hunters in the snow, Daisy Hildyard

Label
Hunters in the snow
Title
Hunters in the snow
Statement of responsibility
Daisy Hildyard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After his death, a young woman returns to her grandfather's farm in Yorkshire. At his desk she finds the book he left unfinished when he died. Part story, part scholarship, his eccentric history of England moves from the founding of the printing press into virtual reality, linking four journeys, separated by the centuries, of four great men. The exiled Edward IV lands in England and marches on London for one final attempt to win back the throne; Tsar Peter the Great, implausibly disguised as a carpenter, follows his own retinue around frozen London; the former African slave Olaudah Equiano takes his book-tour down a Welsh coal-mine; and Herbert, Lord Kitchener, mysteriously disappears at sea in 1916. These are the stories she remembers him telling her, and others too - about medieval miracles and EU agricultural subsidies; old people and fallen kings; homemade fireworks and invented dogs; Arctic ice cores, sunk ships, drowning horses, salt, sperm, carbon and miners. The history of great men loses its way in the stories of ordinary great-grandparents, grandparents and parents, including the historian's own. "Hunters in the Snow" marks the debut of a truly remarkable young writer
Summary
After his death, a young woman returns to her grandfather's farm in Yorkshire. At his desk she finds the book he left unfinished when he died. Part story, part scholarship, his eccentric history of England moves from the founding of the printing press into virtual reality, linking four journeys, separated by the centuries, of four great men. The exiled Edward IV lands in England and marches on London for one final attempt to win back the throne; Tsar Peter the Great, implausibly disguised as a carpenter, follows his own retinue around frozen London; the former African slave Olaudah Equiano takes his book-tour down a Welsh coal-mine; and Herbert, Lord Kitchener, mysteriously disappears at sea in 1916. These are the stories she remembers him telling her, and others too - about medieval miracles and EU agricultural subsidies; old people and fallen kings; homemade fireworks and invented dogs; Arctic ice cores, sunk ships, drowning horses, salt, sperm, carbon and miners. The history of great men loses its way in the stories of ordinary great-grandparents, grandparents and parents, including the historian's own. "Hunters in the Snow" marks the debut of a truly remarkable young writer.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10452067
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hildyard, Daisy
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandfathers
  • Books and reading
  • Storytelling
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Hunters in the snow, Daisy Hildyard
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051016170
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780224097444
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Hunters in the snow, Daisy Hildyard
Publication
Control code
000051016170
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780224097444
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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