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The Brickfield

(1964)
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A lonely boy living on his uncle's farm in the Lincolnshire Fens, Richard Mardick's solitary existence is interrupted by a chance meeting, and idyllic love affair, with Lucy. A disused brickfield is the scene of their clandestine meetings, and it is there that Richard finds her drowned in a muddy pool.

Forced by circumstances to look back on these days, Richard finds himself recounting this episode to his secretary. Its shattering significance throughout the rest of his life is put into remarkable perspective by the unusual framework with which Hartley has enclosed his story.

Weaving skilfully through past events while staying awake to the present, The Brickfield is a masterly evocation of childhood and its influences on the adult mind.


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Hardback Editions

July 1973 : UK Hardback

Title: Brickfield
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-241-02383-1 / 978-0-241-02383-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brickfield
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 1-84854-780-3 / 978-1-84854-780-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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December 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brickfield
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-7221-4334-6 / 978-0-7221-4334-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Brickfield
Author(s): L P Hartley
Publisher: John Murray
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December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Brickfield
Author(s): L P Hartley
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK