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‘Has our family got secrets?’ ‘Every family has, Gwenni. Big secrets, small secrets, silly secrets, bad things we want to hide . . . ’ Young Gwenni Morgan has a gift. She can fly in her sleep. She’s also fond of strawberry whip, detective stories and asking difficult questions. When a neighbour mysteriously vanishes, she resolves to uncover the secret of his disappearance and return him to his children. She truthfully records what she sees and hears: but are her deductions correct? What is the real truth? And what will be the consequences – for Gwenni, her family and her community – of finding it out? Gwenni Morgan is an unforgettable creation, and this portrait of life in a small Welsh town on the brink of change in the 1950s is enthralling, moving and utterly real. Mari Strachan’s debut is a magical novel that will transport you to another time and place.
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"The Earth Hums in B Flat is a richly evocative, warm but unsentimental tale of a child detective struggling to piece together clues about the lives around her ... extremely compelling. I loved this novel." (Catherine O'Flynn, author of What Was Lost)
I loved this debut, which manages to give a young girl's narrative an authentically quirky aspect, without ever resorting to cutesiness or cosiness . . . Strachan eschews whimsy for reality in a beautifully written story about growing
A compelling, brilliantly-received debut from a moving, nostalgic and truly authentic new voice
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Book Description Canongate, Edinburgh, 2009. Soft Cover. Condition: New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression of a paperback original with french flaps, Signed and dated (Hay on Wye 25th May 2009) by the Author on the title page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 003815
Book Description Canongate Books, 2009. Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A mint first original paperback in likewise card french wraps as orinally issued. Unread gift condition, SIGNED, LINED ' I fly in my sleep every night' and Publication Day DATED March 5th 2009 by the author to the title page. An outstanding copy. BOXED DESPATCH: OVERSEAS AIR ONLY PLEASE DO NOT SELECT SURFACE!. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-15157779781
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