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
10 Mill Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1AD
3 Market Street, Tavistock, Devon
21, High Street, Crediton, Devon
12, High Street,
Bideford, Devon EX39 2AA
Belle Vue, Bude, Cornwall
15, Fore Street
1 - email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
2 - Cost £10.00. Includes p&p in UK.
3 - Use Paypal for secure payments. paypal.me/rachelfrancis222
4 - Cheque in the post is also fine.
5 - All orders are sent by Royal Mail and a single book/parcel will fit into most letterboxes.
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!