Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves
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Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2018**

'A surprisingly touching account of hidden lives forced out of the shadows' Sunday Times

One day in 1940 Rene Hargreaves walks out on her family and the city to take a position as a Land Girl at the remote Starlight farm. There she will live with and help lonely farmer Elsie Boston.

At first Elsie and Rene are unsure of one another - strangers from different worlds. But over time they each come to depend on the other. They become inseparable.

Until the day a visitor from Rene's past arrives and their careful, secluded life is thrown into confusion. Suddenly, all they have built together is threatened. What will they do to protect themselves? And are they prepared for the consequences?

'So lovely, gentle yet enthralling' Claire Fuller

'Need a nostalgic spring read? Look no further than Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves' Stella Magazine
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 18mm | 209g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 024197609X
  • 9780241976098
  • 14,640

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A surprisingly touching account of hidden lives forced out of the shadows * Sunday Times * Part period piece, part courtroom drama, this is also a touching love story * Daily Mail * So lovely, gentle yet enthralling * Claire Fuller * Quietly gripping and intriguing * Elizabeth Buchan * Skilful, persuasive, thoroughly enjoyable, unexpected * Penelope Lively * A breathtaking debut * Prima *
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About Rachel Malik

Rachel Malik was born in London of mixed English and Pakistani parentage. She studied English at Cambridge and Linguistics at Strathclyde. For many years, Rachel taught English Literature at Middlesex University. Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves is her first novel.
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158 ratings
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