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The Orchard on Fire

Mackay, Shena

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ISBN 10: 0434000671 / ISBN 13: 9780434000678
Verlag: William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1995
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition. Hardcover with lightly cocked spine and bumped lower leading corners and foot of spine. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 417524

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Titel: The Orchard on Fire

Verlag: William Heinemann Ltd., London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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Set in the small English village of Stonebridge, the Orchard on Fire tells the story of eight-year-old April Harlency's coming-of-age in a place where the charm of the local landscape contrasts sharply with the predjuices and vagaries of the adult world. When April encounters the red-haired, energetic Ruby Richards, the two girls become fast friends. Together, they abandon the physical and mental abuse forced on them by adults in their lives and transform an abandoned railway car in an orchard into their secret hideaway, an idyllic camp of shared dreams.


This intimate, intensely seen novel was shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. Shena Mackay's six previous novels have won her critical admiration and a popular audience in England, but her work has not received due recognition in the United States yet. The Orchard on Fire is a concise, domestic novel set in the village of Stonebridge, where the parents of April Harlency have come in 1953 to run the local tea shop. April's private reveries and her entanglement with the grim family life of her best friend, Ruby Richards, fill up a vivid and dramatic year in the wonderfully distinctive life of Stonebridge.

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