As part of Hungerford Arts Festival Rachel Malik will be talking about her new novel – the start set locally in Sheepdrove Farm and Lambourn) over a glass of fizz in the bookshop.
A story of the land, friendship and of secret lives. When Rene Hargreaves is billeted to Starlight Farm as a Land Girl, far from the city where she grew up, she finds farmer Elsie Boston and her country ways strange at first. Yet over the days and months Rene and Elsie come to understand and depend on each other.
Soon they can no longer imagine a life apart. But a visitor from Rene’s past threatens the life they have built together, a life that has always kept others at a careful distance. Soon they are involved in a war of their own that endangers everything and will finally expose them to the nation’s press and the full force of the law.
Tickets are £5 from Hungerford Bookshop (includes a glass of fizz and £3 off the book)