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Dscape of Cumbria and to a disappearing world Poetic beautiful and tragic it gives an account of the struggle to preserve traditions and beliefs in the face of change It is a uietly bold indictment of the treatment of generations of British men and an assertion of the power to be found in the rituals we pass down through our familie. Marie Elsa Bragg s first novel is a tough and painful portrait of a Lake District farming family over twenty odd years fr Mating Flight novel is a tough and painful portrait of a Lake District farming family over twenty odd years fr

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Shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Best First Novel AwardSelected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the New StatesmanAfter many generations it is now in 1971 Harold who runs Ard Farm Out on the fells he feels his father’s presence and there is hope that he his grandmother and his Uncle Joe will be able to take the farm forward and pro. My cousin recommended this book to me after I shared my delight at finally reading How Green was my Valley This didn t co Saami Pre-Christian Religion now in 1971 Harold who runs Ard Farm Out on the fells he feels his father’s presence and there is hope that he his grandmother and his Uncle Joe will be able to take the farm forward and pro. My cousin recommended this book to me after I shared my delight at finally reading How Green was my Valley This didn t co

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Sper But their way of life is under threat Farming is undergoing huge change and increasingly harmful intervention As the years pass and Harold has a son of his own he strives to keep control of his land to make a go of it even while forces he cannot understand are gradually destroying him Towards Mellbreak is a hymn both to the lan. I m ambivalent about this book On one hand I appreciated the rich seams of family love and support their sustaining relig


8 thoughts on “Towards Mellbreak

  1. says:

    This novel depicts the downfall of Lake District farming the strong bond between the rough land and the farmers the impossible restrictions and potentially lethal obligations by the government Told by three family members at different times throughout the 20th century the novel traces this evolution in lyrical prose Christianity also plays an important part in the novel and its family connections

  2. says:

    My cousin recommended this book to me after I shared my delight at finally reading How Green was my Valley This

  3. says:

    #WorldFromMyArmchairTowards Mellbreak by MarieElsaBragg ChattoBooks Shortlisted for Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2018 Review Livre très attachant C'est touchant à l’extrème C'est d'une puissance rare

  4. says:

    I'm ambivalent about this book On one hand I appreciated the rich seams of family love and support their sustain

  5. says:

    Marie Elsa Bragg's first novel is a tough and painful portrait of a Lake District farming family over twenty odd years from the early seventies through to the mid nineties Their world is not that of tourist Lakeland but one of tradition sheer physical hard work the church and grim dealings with ever increasing interference from government It's a tragic tale and the fact that the tragedy is an outcome of bureaucratic meddling with

  6. says:

    I’m afraid that I couldn’t persevere with this book despite its short length It was a book group read and I did think it might do well with the others who are Cumbrians and knew the area Unfortunately it was not a hit with anyone in the group

  7. says:

    Probably should give a higher rating snapshot of the farmers' bond with the land but the tough restrictions rules imposed by the govt make for

  8. says:

    I just loved this book although it is heartbreaking with such tragic conseuences for those involved The writing is so beautiful so gentle in the telling of the story of a an old and settled way of life

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