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Western Wind, The


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  • Western Wind, The 
    Title: Western Wind, The
    Author: HARVEY SAMANTHA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Imprint: VINTAGE
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found- accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can?t?Moving back in time towards the moment of Thomas Newman?s death, the story is related by Reve - an extraordinary creation, a patient shepherd to his wayward flock, and a man with secrets of his own to keep. Through his eyes, and his indelible voice, Harvey creates a medieval world entirely tangible in its immediacy.

    Gleebooks Review:

    A medieval mystery, as the blurbs say. But much more than just that. Cleverly structured and convincingly involved with the lives of the people, the beliefs and the world view of the time, this novel has at its heart crimes and failures which are as profoundly significant today as they were then. Only now it's not just a single village we're talking about.

    David M 09.05.19

    ISBN: 9781784708030
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