The Burning Bracken

(4 customer reviews)

£10.00

Sarah is starting again, alone. Hafod Farm gives her the chance for a new life, away from the pain of the past. Taken in by hard-working hill farmer Evan and his wife, Sioned, she begins to see a new future for herself. But beneath the beauty of the Welsh countryside, all is not as peaceful as it seems.

The Burning Bracken is a thought-provoking work of eco-fiction which questions our relationship with the rural landscape, how we are to live with it, and what it means to us.

 

Description

Sarah is starting again, alone. Hafod Farm gives her the chance for a new life, away from the pain of the past. Taken in by hard-working hill farmer Evan and his wife, Sioned, she begins to see a new future for herself. But beneath the beauty of the Welsh countryside, all is not as peaceful as it seems.

The landscape is changing. New ideas are challenging the old farms. Conservationists lead a growing movement to rewild the land. Newcomers are settling in the empty houses, seeking a spiritual connection with nature. When catastrophe befalls the landscape, tensions explode, and the situation grows increasingly desperate, sinister and violent.

The Burning Bracken is a thought-provoking work of eco-fiction which questions our relationship with the rural landscape, how we are to live with it, and what it means to us.

 

Additional information

Weight350 g
Dimensions130 × 198 cm

The Author

Morgan Davies is a writer interested in landscape, place and nature. He has a master’s degree with distinction in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University for which he was awarded a departmental postgraduate studentship. His short stories set in rural Wales have been published in winning anthologies and performed in London. He lives in Mid Wales with his wife and sons. The Burning Bracken is his first novel.

Morgan Davies (@MDaviesWriter) / Twitter

4 reviews for The Burning Bracken

  1. Dave Rowe (verified owner)

    An engaging self exploratory journey through the mountain highs and valley lows on rural life in the heart of Wales. Taking the reader on an industrial ploughed field trip of stark truths and insights into mans impact on the world they inhabit and the internal struggles of finding their place within.

  2. Daniel (verified owner)

    An enjoyable and thought provoking read, highly recommended

  3. Tracy (verified owner)

    Thought provoking, relatable and compelling. I felt like I was back in the Welsh countryside for the first time, with the author’s descriptions. It made me want to be back there!
    I feel like there should be a sequel to find out Sarah’s continued journey…..

  4. Richard (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this book, it brought back memories of my own childhood growing up in Mid Wales down to the sights, sounds and smells! Interesting, modern takes on events that impacted the region in the past. I felt like the core characters were really interesting, avoided stereotyping for the most part and their journeys (not just the main character’s) were compelling, relatable believable.

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