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The Power of the Dead (The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight Volume Eleven)

The Power of the Dead (The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight Volume Eleven)

by Henry Williamson

Publisher Macdonald


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  • Hardcover

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Volume eleven of The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Twelve hundred acres of downland valley with a trout stream await an heir and Sir Hilary Maddison wants his only nephew Phillip to learn farming the hard way, beginning as a labourer and rising to a tenancy-for-life. But Phillip has other ideas. Unable to forget the early death of his wife Barley as well as his friends who died in the Great War, he needs to recreate his past in his writing. Trying to combine both worlds Phillip is bound to fail in one of them; and literary success only intensifies the dilemma. 'The finest yet in Mr Williamson's long series' Kenneth Allsop

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About the Author

Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and Ruralism.

In 1927 Williamson published his most acclaimed book, Tarka the Otter; it won him the Hawthornden Prize in 1928, and made him enough money to pay for the wooden hut near Georgeham where he wrote many of his later books, often sitting alone there for 15 hours a day.

In 1936 he bought a farm in Stiffkey, Norfolk. The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1941) is his account of his first years of farming there.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Macdonald. 1963. 8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy with neat previous owners description in unclipped bright and clean dustwrapper. Dustwrapper artwork by Broom Lynne. Eleventh novel in the sequence 'A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight'

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