Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Macdonald. 1963. 8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy with neat previous owners description in unclipped bright and clean dustwrapper. Dustwrapper artwork by Broom Lynne. Eleventh novel in the sequence 'A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight'
Volume eleven of The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Twelve hundred acres of downland valley with a trout stream await an heir and Sir Hilary Maddison wants his only nephew Phillip to learn farming the hard way, beginning as a labourer and rising to a tenancy-for-life. But Phillip has other ideas. Unable to forget the early death of his wife Barley as well as his friends who died in the Great War, he needs to recreate his past in his writing. Trying to combine both worlds Phillip is bound to fail in one of them; and literary success only intensifies the dilemma.
'The finest yet in Mr Williamson's long series' Kenneth Allsop