Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzén:
"The Redeemed is the third in Pears's West Country Trilogy, and although you should read the first two, it's not necessary to enjoy this finale. The Redeemed opens with Leo Sercombe, exiled from the estate where his parents worked and which served as his childhood home, having joined up with the Royal Navy and about to see action in World War I. Lottie Prideaux, his childhood playmate and the daughter of the manor, meanwhile, has managed to get herself taken on as a veterinary assistant to Patrick Jago, whose young male assistants are all away at war. Pears's writing is beautiful—not self-satisfied or self-conscious, but engaging all the senses, plain and clear without being dull, delicate without being precious. The Horseman and The Wanderers described a world that's now gone; The Redeemed describes that world's passing. Read Tim Pears, please."
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