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1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied . . . Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village.
A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this…mehr

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1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied . . . Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village.

A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this isolated community, this fragile state of harmony is increasingly threatened.


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  • Verlag: Faber And Faber Ltd.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 07.07.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780571268467
  • Artikelnr.: 38218515
Autorenporträt
Owen Sheers is a poet, author and playwright. His first novel, Resistance , was translated into ten languages and adapted into a film. The Dust Diaries , his Zimbabwean non-fiction narrative, won the Welsh Book of the Year. His awards for poetry and drama include the Somerset Maugham Award for Skirrid Hill , The Hay Festival Poetry Medal and the Welsh Book of the Year for Pink Mist and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for his play The Two Worlds of Charlie F . He is Professor in Creativity at Swansea University. He lives in Wales with his wife and daughter.

Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. The winner of an Eric Gregory Award and the 1999 Vogue Young Writer's Award, his first collection of poetry, The Blue Book was short-listed for the Welsh Book of the Year and the Forward Prize Best 1st Collection 2001. His prose debut The Dust Diaries was short-listed for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and wonthe Welsh Book of the Year Award 2005. Unicorns, Almost his one man play about WWII poet Keith Douglas will be produced by Old Vic Productions. His second poetry collection Skirrid Hill was published in October.
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Brilliant first novel... a gripping story of unexpected love and friendship in which Sheers captures the feeling of people under pressure and also excels in his descriptions of the valley's landscape. Let us hope that this is just the first of many memorable novels. Chester Standard