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Rural hours

1917. Virginia Woolf arrives at Asheham, on the Sussex Downs, immobilized by nervous exhaustion and creative block. 1930. Feeling jittery about her writing career, Sylvia Townsend Warner spots a modest workman’s cottage for sale on the Dorset coast. 1941. Rosamond Lehmann settles in a Berkshire village, seeking a lovers’ retreat, a refuge from war, and a means of becoming ‘a writer again’. ‘Rural Hours’ tells the story of three very different women, each of whom moved to the country and were forever changed by it.


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Author Harriet Baker Published by Allen Lane ISBN 9780241540510 EAN 9780241540510 Bic Code Cover Hardback