Explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence
Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home.
Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed.
The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must.
Out: April 6th 2017
What reviewers and bloggers are saying....
The routine of daily life through the changing seasons is mirrored by the changes in the natural world.
At the back of your mind is always what has happened to the missing girl. But you become far more fascinated by the world you can see and experience...
The ‘human gift for violence‘, firstly, piqued my interest because no one has ever referred to violence in humans as being a ‘gift’
I sped through this book and actually had to ration myself as I didn't want to finish it too fast.