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It Was the Nightingale by Henry Williamson
  

It Was the Nightingale

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Synopsis

It Was the Nightingale by Henry Williamson

It Was the Nightingale (1962) was the tenth volume of Williamson's great roman fleuve, A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. After only a year of married happiness, Phillip Maddison experiences tragedy when his young wife Barley dies in childbirth. Left with a baby son, a cat, a dog and an otter cub he and Barley rescued while on holiday in France, Phillip endures the deepest grief. When the otter goes missing Phillip dedicates his life to searching for her, in the hope that success might grant him a new start in life. At times almost unbearably poignant...In It Was the Nightingale Maddison enters a world with which Williamson, on the strength of the remarkable Tarka the Otter, will always be associated . (Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939).

About the Author

Henry Williamson was born in December 1895 and died in August 1977. The last great visionary of his generation, he was both loved and misunderstood and his writing by turns famous and neglected. His huge literary output fell into several groups. Apart from his well-loved animal narratives he wrote direct accounts of his own life in rural Norfolk and Devon, numerous short stories, and two semi-autobiographical groups of novels - The Flax of Dream and A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st April 2011

Author

Henry Williamson

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
358 pages
Interest Age: From 0 to 0 years

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780571277377

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