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Kitty Alone

A novel by

Sabine Baring-Gould weaves a tale of rural life - life lived by curious characters glued together by a lovable protagonist bearing the name of Kate Quarm.

Kate is a smart and delicate girl who lives with her uncle and aunt in a farmhouse settled in the south of Devon. Baring exposes a countryside that has all but vanished from our collective mind and manages to inhabit the estuary of Teign with well-written people from the far off era of 19th century England.

Kate has landed in quite a predicament thanks to her way too optimistic father, who always vanishes with his donkey cart on the trail to another shoddy get-rich opportunity. With her father out of the picture, Kitty is no more understood by her relatives than anyone around her so she is, in fact, very alone. Yet light is shining yonder, as a young man from across the Teign catches her eye. And he is the son of the wealthiest farmer in the land. All might think that Kitty Alone will revert to Kate and hurry herself to a happy ending. Too bad that Rose Ash fancies the farmer's son too - and is not shy to fight back. Now what will Kitty Alone do?

Her obstacles will be considerable, as Baring's countryside is full of characters that are keen on not giving Kitty a break. But Kitty's problem will not stop there, as she will have to deal with... herself. Being her father's daughter speaks volumes when it comes to being a dreamer, and that new schoolmaster does not help either.

A book that is subtle and at times very humorous, Kitty Alone depicts a time where it was easy to dream and, at the same time, shows us how the community is not always there for you.

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Paperback Editions

April 2001 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kitty Alone
Author(s): S Baring-Gould
ISBN: 0-9528420-8-4 / 978-0-9528420-8-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Praxis Books
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Kitty Alone
Author(s): Sabine Baring-Gould
ISBN: 1-77542-384-0 / 978-1-77542-384-3 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

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