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All Among the Barley

(2017)
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From the author of Costa-short-listed and Baileys-long-listed At Hawthorn Time comes a major new novel.

The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, although the Great War still casts its shadow over the fields and villages around her beloved home, Wych Farm. Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs. For Edie, who must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood, the glamorous and worldly outsider appears to be a godsend. But there is more to the older woman than meets the eye. As harvest time approaches and pressures mount on the entire community, Edie must find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An incredible evocation of one particular corner of rural England in the 1930s. Powerful and subtle and richly detailed, this is a book that inhabits its territory, knows its people, and follows its own haunting logic. Some of the great themes of English life are tackled here - class division, the patriarchy, folklore and psychosis, creeping fascism - but rather than being simply ticked off they are instead woven into the narrative with great subtlety and beauty. I've been following Melissa Harrison's work with interest for some time now, and with this novel she's done what I've long suspected she would: she's written a masterpiece." - Jon McGregor


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Used availability for Melissa Harrison's All Among the Barley

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
ISBN: 1-4088-9799-7 / 978-1-4088-9799-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
ISBN: 1-4088-9797-0 / 978-1-4088-9797-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
ISBN: 1-4088-9798-9 / 978-1-4088-9798-0 (UK edition)
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Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
ISBN: 1-5288-5673-2 / 978-1-5288-5673-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All Among the Barley
Author(s): Melissa Harrison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU