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Larchfield

Author: Polly Clark
Publisher: London : Riverrun, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland and her hopes are first challenged. Newly married, pregnant, she's excited by the prospect of a life that combines family and creativity. She thinks she knows what being a person, a wife, a mother, means. She is soon shown that she is wrong. As the battle begins for her very sense of self, Dora comes to find the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: W H Auden; W H Auden
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Clark
ISBN: 9781786481931 1786481936 9781786481924 1786481928
OCLC Number: 979259372
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Polly Clark.

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Winner of the MsLexia Prize, a beautiful novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity woven with the story of the poet W. H. Auden  Read more...

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The one to watch, according to * Sunday Times, Sun, Red, Heat, The Lady, Scotsman, Foyles * A deft and moving portrayal of isolation * Juliet Mushens * A story beautifully and passionately rendered * Read more...

 
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