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Blackthorn Winter

  • Author
    • Sarah Challis
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In April, when blackthorn blossom clothes the hedgerows like a wedding veil, there sometimes comes a frost so severe that it seems as if the summer will never come. Country people call this a blackthorn winter.

For Claudia Barron, arriving in the Dorset village of Court Barton that April, blackthorn winter seems like a metaphor for everything that has happened to her. Hiding from her previous life, she adopts an assumed name and applies for a job in the local school. But villages don't much like mysteries and secrets and soon the inhabitants of Court Barton set out to find out what it is that Claudia Barron is hiding from and why.
  • Published: Jan 19 2004
  • Pages: 352
  • 196 x 132mm
  • ISBN: 9780755300389

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Press Reviews

  • Rosamunde Pilcher
    Praise for Sarah Challis's writing: 'I really enjoyed TURNING FOR HOME...I thought it so perceptive... I particularly enjoyed the very touching romance
  • Wiltshire Times
    Excellently-written, with a gripping ending
  • Blackmore Vale magazine
    Touching, funny and exciting
  • Dorset Life
    Sarah Challis is becoming a novelist to be reckoned with
  • Oxford Times
    Her evocation of the English countryside is elegiac...a pleasure to read