At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton.
It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years.
Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a maid under his wife's nose, a mother writes letters to her imprisoned son, a 1980s real estate company discover a soldier's skeleton, dated to the time of Cromell...Told through diaries, sermons, letters, drunken pub conversations and film scripts this is a masterful novel that reconstructs the unrecorded history of England. "Sometimes you forget that it is a novel, and believe for a moment that you are really hearing the voice of the dead". (Hilary Mantel).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/12/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099573449