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The Long Acre in Book Shops

The following independent bookshops in the South West stock copies of The Long Acre.

Retail Price at all bookshops is £8.99

The Curious Otter Bookshop

10 Mill Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1AD

Book Stop

3 Market Street, Tavistock, Devon

PL19 0DA​

The Bookery (Crediton Community Bookshop)

21, High Street, Crediton, Devon

EX17 3AH

Walter Henry's Bookshop

12, High Street,

Bideford, Devon EX39 2AA

Spencer Thorn Ltd

Belle Vue, Bude, Cornwall

EX23 8JS

Hilary Johnson Handmade

15, Fore Street



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Book. Fiction, The Long Acre

Author: Rachel Francis

Set in: Rural Devon/Dartmoor

The Long Acre is delivered in *Plastic Free* recycled packaging from the Green Stationery Co in Bath.

Review: A new novel about rural life by Paul Salveson

Northern Weekly Salvo

The Long Acre by Rachel (‘R’) Francis

Novels about English rural life are fairly common, but this is a bit special. The usual ‘rural’ novel is usually about a city dweller’s take on country life, usually about the perils of middle-class ‘incomers’ coming to terms with life beyond London. Rachel’s novel (her first) isn’t like that at all. It’s about real people who are ‘of the soil’, going back generations. Maybe its nearest similar work is Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Scots Quair, particularly Cloud Howe. But that was about a very different time, and place. This is now, in England’s West Country, facing huge social and economic stresses from the decline of farming, development pressures and how farming people cope – or don’t. There’s nothing romanticised about it – maybe there could have been a bit more about the landscape and places where it was set. But it works. Buy it!

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