The Fox's Walk (Paperback)

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Alice Moore is eight years old and has just been left in the care of her autocratic grandmother at Ballydavid, a lovely old house in the south of Ireland. It is 1915, the First World War has just entered its second year, and, in Ireland, Nation-alists are edging toward revolution. Often lonely and homesick, living in a rigid old-fashioned household where propriety is all-important, Alice pieces together the world around her from overheard conversations, servants' gossip, and her own quiet observations. She soon realizes that her family's privilege is maintained at great cost to others. With the war always in the background, blood is spilled closer to home, and tensions mount. Divided in her loyalties and affections, Alice must choose between her heritage of privilege, her growing moral conscience, and the demands of the future.

About the Author

Annabel Davis-Goff is the author of The Dower House and This Cold Country, both New York Times Notable books, and of Walled Gardens, a memoir. She was born and educated in Ireland and lives in New York City.  

Praise For…

"No one I know of who is writing today gets what the Anglo-Irish are all about better than does Annabel Davis-Goff."-The Baltimore Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156030106
ISBN-10: 0156030101
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 7th, 2004
Pages: 336
Language: English