It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. But here, at just 13, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world, and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences.
©2015 Peggy Frew (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"Elegant, tender and very wise.... Hope Farm is beautifully written, acutely observed and, best of all, completely absorbing... A great novel." (Chris Womersley, author of Cairo and Bereft)
"An original tale.... Peggy's voice is contemporary, her observations sharp and sensitive." (Sofie Laguna, author of The Eye of the Sheep)
Much ado about nothing. The author must have had difficulty with her own mother. The voice of Silver is far to adult for a child. It seems to be at the same level of understanding all through her childhood.
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