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8 thoughts on “Towards Mellbreak

  1. says:

    This novel depicts the downfall of Lake District farming the strong bond between the rough land and the farmers the impossible restrictions and potentially lethal obligations by the government Told by three famil

  2. says:

    My cousin recommended this book to me after I shared my delight at finally reading How Green was my Valley This didn't compare I guess if you are a 'fells' person it would have made a difference How Green was my Valley touched me in lots of ways but I have strong family connections with the area Characters app

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    #WorldFromMyArmchairTowards Mellbreak by MarieElsaBragg ChattoBooks Shortlisted for Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2018 Review Livre très attachant C'est touchant à l’extrème C'est d'une puissance rar

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    I'm ambivalent about this book On one hand I appreciated the rich seams of family love and support their sustaining religion and their caring for and loving the farm in the Lake District On the other hand I struggled with t

  5. says:

    Marie Elsa Bragg's first novel is a tough and painful portrait of a Lake District farming family over twenty odd

  6. says:

    I’m afraid that I couldn’t persevere with this book despite its short length It was a book group read and I did think it might do well with the others who are Cumbrians and knew the area Unfortunately it was not a hit with anyon

  7. says:

    Probably should give a higher rating snapshot of the farmers' bond with the land but the tough restrictions rules imposed by the govt make for hard reading

  8. says:

    I just loved this book although it is heartbreaking with such tragic conseuences for those involved The writing is so beautiful so gentle in the telling of the story of a an old and settled way of life

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Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Marie-Elsa Bragg

Pe of Cumbria and to a disappearing world Poetic beautiful and tragic it gives an account of the struggle to preserve traditions and beliefs in the face of change It is a uietly bold indictment of the treatment of generations of British men and an assertion of the power to be found in the rituals we pass down through our families Marie Elsa Bragg s first novel is a tough and painful portrait of a Lake District farming family over twenty odd years from the early seventies through to the mid nineties Their world is not that of tourist Lakeland but one of tradition sheer physical hard work the church and grim dealings with ever increasing interference from government It s a tragic tale and the fact that the tragedy is an outcome of bureaucratic meddling with a traditional way of life makes it all the shocking but beautifully told and it s obvious that Bragg has a real understanding of the fells and the people who work them

Summary Towards Mellbreak

Towards Mellbreak

Shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Best First Novel AwardSelected as a Book of the Year in the New StatesmanAfter many generations it is now in Harold who runs Ard Farm Out on the fells he feels his father’s presence and there is hope that he his grandmother and his Uncle Joe will be able to take the farm forward and prosper Bu This novel depicts the downfall of Lake District farming the strong bond between the rough land and the farmers the impossible restrictions and potentially lethal obligations by the government Told by three family members at different times throughout the 20th century the novel traces this evolution in lyrical prose Christianity also plays an important part in the novel and its family connections

Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Marie-Elsa Bragg

T their way of life is under threat Farming is undergoing huge change and increasingly harmful intervention As the years pass and Harold has a son of his own he strives to keep control of his land to make a go of it even while forces he cannot understand are gradually destroying him Towards Mellbreak is a hymn both to the landsca WorldFromMyArmchairTowards Mellbreak by MarieElsaBragg ChattoBooks Shortlisted for Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2018 Review Livre tr s attachant C est touchant l extr me C est d une puissance rare