This novel is one of three which are written in sequal. The first and second novels are a story of a farming family charting their progress from upheaval of eviction in nineteen thirty two through to relative prosperity after the close of world war two. It deals with the logistics of traditional farming methods and the privation of rural living. However, it is not a tale of hardship. The story revolves around Dorothy raised with Victorian values and has quite a large family. She is profoundly affected by the move to another farm and puts more and more work and responsibility on the children. Fred her husband is the rock of the family he attracts good fortune through his honesty. Despite being injured in the Great War he is promatic and it is though his hard work that the family achieves a level of prosperity beyond many others. No two children are the same each has a unique character such as hard pressed nervous Lizzy to little know -all Hannah. Rarelt tidy, always with more work to do and dominated by their mother, the older children escape to the peace and quiet of the nearby woods. It is only after the birth of a son and the improved financial position that we see a change in their development The author has based the facts of the novel on true happenings. It is fiction based on fact
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Published December 8, 2009
Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships.