In the Springtime of the Year

The story of Ruth, a young woman living in a village in the beautiful English countryside, who is widowed after an accident in which her new husband, Ben, a woodman, is killed by a falling tree and of how she struggles to survive the first terrible year of being alone, as the seasons change, moving her away from the Springtime of the Year. The various members of Ben’s mourning family react in their different ways but their attitudes towards the realities of life and death exclude Ruth. Both the Hamish Hamilton hardback and the Penguin paperback editions are out of print. ‘One of those novels you never forget.’ The Times ‘My favourite novel ever.’ Jo Brand. BBC Radio 4Postage and packing is free in the UK. For addresses in Europe, including Eire, it is a flat rate of £5 per parcel. We are sorry but we do not ship to the rest of the world.

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