skip to content
The farm at the edge of the world Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The farm at the edge of the world

Author: Sarah Vaughan
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer's daughter, Maggie, and against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war. But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Vaughan
ISBN: 9781444792294 1444792296 9781444792287 1444792288
OCLC Number: 953151854
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Vaughan.

Abstract:

The farm sits with its back towards the Atlantic; a long stretch of granite, hunkering down. For over 300 years it has stood here, steeped in the history and secrets of one family. A farm at the very  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

[A] fabulous sense of place and a clever, compelling story Woman & Home A beautifully evocative story of love, loss and forgiveness. You can taste, feel, see and hear Cornwall on every page as the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/953151854> # The farm at the edge of the world
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "953151854" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Place/england_cornwall_county> ; # England--Cornwall (County)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/family_farms> ; # Family farms
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939-1945
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/grandmothers> ; # Grandmothers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/atonement> ; # Atonement
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/secrecy> ; # Secrecy
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Meeting/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_evacuation_of_civilians_england_cornwall_county> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians--England--Cornwall (County)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.92/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/children> ; # Children
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Meeting/evacuation_of_civilians_1939_1945_world_war> ; # Evacuation of civilians (1939-1945 : World War)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_children_england_cornwall_county> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Children--England--Cornwall (County)
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Person/vaughan_sarah_1972> ; # Sarah Vaughan
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer's daughter, Maggie, and against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war. But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on Alice is determined to atone for her behaviour - but has she left it too late? 2014, and Maggie's granddaughter Lucy flees to the childhood home she couldn't wait to leave thirteen years earlier, marriage over; career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm? And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace? This is a novel about identity and belonging; guilt, regret and atonement; the unrealistic expectations placed on children and the pain of coming of age. It's about small lies and dark secrets. But above all it's about a beautiful, desolate, complex place."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2976778696> ;
    schema:genre "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The farm at the edge of the world"@en ;
    schema:productID "953151854" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781444792287> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781444792294> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/953151854> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Meeting/evacuation_of_civilians_1939_1945_world_war> # Evacuation of civilians (1939-1945 : World War)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Evacuation of civilians (1939-1945 : World War)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Meeting/world_war_1939_1945> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Person/vaughan_sarah_1972> # Sarah Vaughan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1972" ;
    schema:familyName "Vaughan" ;
    schema:givenName "Sarah" ;
    schema:name "Sarah Vaughan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Place/england_cornwall_county> # England--Cornwall (County)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "England--Cornwall (County)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_children_england_cornwall_county> # World War, 1939-1945--Children--England--Cornwall (County)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Children--England--Cornwall (County)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2976778696#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_evacuation_of_civilians_england_cornwall_county> # World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians--England--Cornwall (County)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians--England--Cornwall (County)"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781444792287>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1444792288" ;
    schema:isbn "9781444792287" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781444792294>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1444792296" ;
    schema:isbn "9781444792294" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.