1911. In a forgotten valley on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar.
Twelve-year old Leopold Sercombe skips school to help his father, a carter. Skinny and pale, Leo dreams of a job on the estate’s stud farm.
He is breaking a colt for his father when a boy dressed in a Homburg, breeches and riding boots appears. Peering under the stranger’s hat, he discovers Miss Charlotte, the Master’s daughter.
And so begins a friendship between the children, bound by a deep love of horses, but divided by rigid social boundaries – boundaries that become increasingly difficult to navigate as they approach adolescence.
The Book & a Beer Book Club is led by Tim. It will be meeting to discuss the book on Thursday 28th June 2018 – 7.30pm at Booka and afterwards at The Fox Inn.
For further information on this book club, call in at the shop, send us an email or give us a call.