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The horseman, Tim Pears

Label
The horseman
Title
The horseman
Statement of responsibility
Tim Pears
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a beautiful, hypnotic pastoral novel reminiscent of Thomas Hardy, about an unexpected friendship between two children, set in Devon in 1911 1911. In a forgotten valley, on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar. Twelve-year-old Leopold Sercombe skips school to help his father, a carter. Skinny and pale, with eyes as dark as sloes, Leo dreams of a job on the Master's stud farm. As ploughs furrow the hard January fields, the Master's daughter, young Miss Charlotte, shocks the estate's tenants by wielding a gun at the annual shoot. Spring comes, Leo watches swallows build their nests, hedgerows thrum with life and days lengthen into summer. Leo is breaking a colt for his father when a boy dressed in a Homburg, breeches and riding boots appears. Peering under the stranger's hat, he discovers Charlotte
Member of
Summary
Leo, a twelve-year-old horse trainer and son of a Devon farmer, finds himself in an unlikely friendship with the spirited daughter of the estate's lord. As the years pass, and as the tide of war rises in Europe, their relationship becomes increasingly challenged by the strict rules of their society
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10551325
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pears, Tim
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
West Country trilogy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Friendship in children
  • Farm life
  • Friendship
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Horsemen and horsewomen
  • Social classes
  • Devon (England)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The horseman, Tim Pears
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000059519046
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781408876886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948336313
Label
The horseman, Tim Pears
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000059519046
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781408876886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948336313

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