The Levels - Peter BensonConstable, 1987, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Reprint. Author's First Novel. Uncommon. Winner of the 1987 Guardian Fiction Prize. The Somerset Levels, where fields bleed water and the land meets the sky in a damp blur, ‘a world hidden from most people by the way they travel’, are home to Billy. By trade he is a basket maker, by inclination an innocent and regretful thinker. His days are spent with a mother who cannot help shouting, chickens who cannot help dying, a father who cannot help getting into trouble, and Dick, a childhood friend grown to adolescence but not maturity.
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 172
Cover Art By: Lucy Willis
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