Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills

A Recollection

Book - 1983
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Publisher: London : Bodley Head, c1983.
ISBN: 9780370309408
Branch Call Number: 823 SUT S
Characteristics: 140 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Apr 08, 2012

"[Red] squirrels chittered ... lilting from branch to branch in the autumn sunlight like wisps of wind-torn flame. It seemed always sunny; hoar frost every morning and red sunsets every night ... like a great rose-red balloon ... then hurry home, keeping well to the middle of the road , out of reach of the tree-men who were particularly Rackhamish in that part of the woods ... the verge of the field-path [was] always starred with shining galaxies of lesser celandines." [p. 46, 51]

This remembrance from the author's childhood, at age six, presages her ability with detail, nature and light as a historical novelist.


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