Addlands is the story of two generations of the Hamer family
working the Funnon Farm. There is Idris, stubborn, strong, a man of
the plough and the prayer-sheet, haunted by the war. Then comes
Oliver, a near mythic giant bestriding the landscape, a fighter, a
man of the hills as hard as the prehistoric stone. Then there is
Etty, Oliver's mother, the centre of this close constellation,
watching new technologies and old ways converge on the farm and on
the life of her son. Addlands is instantly a classic of rural
British fiction. It is as vast and complex as a symphony but as
pure and moving as a solo voice in an empty church. As much a book
about birdsong as it is about closing time brawls, Addlands' beauty
is in the clear truth of its language and the sheer humane depth of
its inquiries. It is a miraculous book which unfurls at the speed
of life and bathes its reader in a rare golden light.
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