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The short day dying

By: Hobbs, Peter

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0571217184 / 9780571217182
Paperback
823.92
16/03/2006
Stock expected by 05/04/2020
England
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20 cm 197 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2005.

This is a beautiful and highly acclaimed debut novel of rural passion set in nineteenth century Cornwall.

Charles Wenmoth is a blacksmith and Methodist lay-preacher in the wildest reaches of South-West England.

It is 1870 and Wenmoth devotes his weekdays to work and the Sabbath to walking great distances to preach to dwindling congregations.

Charles burns with faith - but it's a faith balanced by his pleasure in nature and the physical world around him.

In his relationship with Harriet French, a blind girl who maintains her belief despite her debilitating condition, Wenmoth finds his fragile faith tested in the most trying of circumstances.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Prizes:

S 2005 Whitbread Book of the Year Award First Novel Category
W 2006 Betty Trask Award

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