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Larchfield / Polly Clark.

Larchfield / Polly Clark.
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ISBN 9781786481931 (paperback)
9781786481924 (hardback)
Author Clark, Polly, 1968- author.
Title Larchfield / Polly Clark.
Publisher/Date London : Riverrun, 2017
Pagination etc. 356 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents note "'A mysterious, wondrous, captivating book.' Louis de Bernières" -- cover.
Summary Note It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland and her hopes are first challenged. Newly married, pregnant, she's excited by the prospect of a life that combines family and creativity. She thinks she knows what being a person, a wife, a mother, means. She is soon shown that she is wrong. As the battle begins for her very sense of self, Dora comes to find the realities of small town life suffocating, and, eventually, terrifying; until she finds a way to escape reality altogether. Another poet, she discovers, lived in Helensburgh once. Wystan H. Auden, brilliant and awkward at 24, with his first book of poetry published, should be embarking on success and society in London. Instead, in 1930, fleeing a broken engagement, he takes a teaching post at Larchfield School for boys where he is mocked for his Englishness and suspected - rightly - of homosexuality.
Subject - Name Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Fiction
Subject Poets -- Fiction
Small cities -- Scotland -- Fiction
Marriage -- Fiction
Solitude -- Fiction
Helensburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F CLAR
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