First of a Carnegie Medal winner.
A critic says: "The Grange at High Force is about bikes and boats, gunpowder, Norman architecture, eighteenth-century social history, birds, ballistics. It is an unpromising hotchpotch but it works". Its unlikely mix of subject-matter, its juxtaposition of the comic and the serious, the characters' forthright approach to work, play and peril, are all "part of the absorbing business of living."
A slip says this is a review copy, sent out before publication.
In jacket, not clipped, some light scratches and creasing. Marks to outer edges, otherwise clean.
B/w drawings by William Papas.