Strachan, Mari The Earth Hums in B Flat

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The Earth Hums in B Flat

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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)

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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
up.

" (Lesley McDowell Independent on Sunday)

"A fondness for unorthodoxy gives [Strachan's] girl-growing-up story its unique flavour . . . A warm and touching, but blessedly unsentimental, novel." (Kate Saunders The Times 2009-02-21)

"Strachan's prose is pitch perfect. A gorgeous debut." (Eithne Farry Marie Claire 2009-04-01)

"At a time when many panic-stricken publishers want their debut novelists to resemble junior celebs fresh out of stage school, Mari Strachan - and Canongate - are proving that the words still matter most. ... Strachan has a voice and a vision all her own." (Boyd Tonkin Independent 2009-03-06)

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A compelling, brilliantly-received debut from a moving, nostalgic and truly authentic new voice

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