The Wanderers, Tim Pears


Author Tim Pears Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408892305 EAN 9781408892305 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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1912. Leo is on a journey. Aged thirteen and banished from the secluded farm of his childhood, he travels through Devon, grazing on berries and sleeping in copses. Behind him lies the past, and before him the West Country, spread out like a tapestry. But a wanderer is never alone for long, try as he might – and soon Leo is taken in by gypsies, with their waggons, horses, and vivid attire. Yet he knows he cannot linger, and must forge on to Penzance, towards the western horizon. Lottie is at home. Life on the estate continues as usual, yet nothing is as it was. Her father is distracted by the promise of new love and Lottie is increasingly absorbed in the natural world: the profusion of wild flowers in the meadow, the habits of predators, and the mysteries of anatomy. And of course, Leo is absent. How will the two young people ever find each other again?


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