Devil’s Day

Hurley, Andrew Michael

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The Oxbarrows live in a small village on the Lancashire moors. The father, Richard, has recently died, but his 13-year-old daughter Rosie refuses to believe it. When a recently retired psychiatrist is persuaded by an old colleague to try to help the family through their grief, he finds himself caught up in the customs of the remote community, and an older way of doing things.

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BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, METRO AND MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘The new master of menace’ Sunday Times

After the blizzard of a century ago, it was weeks before anyone got in or out. By that time, what had happened there, what the Devil had done, was already fable.

Devil’s Day is a day for children now, of course. A tradition it’s easy to mock, from the outside. But it’s important to remember why we do what we do. It’s important to know what our grandfathers have passed down to us.

Because it’s hard to understand, if you’re not from the valley, how this place is in your blood.

That’s why I came back, with Kat; it wasn’t just because the Gaffer was dead.

Though that year we may have let the Devil in after all . . .

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Weight 244 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

295

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K