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Precious Bane

Virago Modern Classics

By Mary Webb

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Format: Paperback, 296 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 November 1978
Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild country of Shropshire, Prudence Sarn is a wild, passionate girl, cursed with a hare lip - her 'precious bane'. Cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birth and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver. The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue's true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prue's brother, Gideon, a driven man who is out of harmony with the natural world.

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Won the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse in 1925.

About the Author

Mary Webb (1881-1927), poet, mystic and lover of nature, spent most of her life in Shropshire, which features in all of her novels. Admiring contemporaries described Webb as a 'strange genius' and 'one of the best living writers'. After a life of illness and near-poverty, Mary Webb died in Hampstead.

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'Mary Webb need fear no comparison with any writer who has attempted to capture the soul of nature in words' JOHN BUCHAN '[Webb] was a great mystic and a master of both "inscape" and landscape. Any dull afternoon in London is lifted by being transported to the Mary Webb country of the Shropshire hills and the Welsh borderland.' MAIL ON SUNDAY

EAN: 9780860680635
ISBN: 0860680630
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Dimensions: 12.9 x 20.1 x 2 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This is indeed a precious book - its been a favourite of mine for many years, and is now a firm favourite of my own daughter. I bought a copy for her for Christmas as a suprise, and I know she will love it. Its unusual in that it is written in the Shropshire dialect, and can be a bit difficult to read at first - but persevere, it is a wonderful story, full of heartbreak, humour and gentle beauty. You will never forget Kester and Prue.

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