- Author:Mari Strachan
- Publisher:Canongate Books; Main edition (May 6, 2010)
- Pages:346 pages
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The Earth Hums in B Flat. Fri 20 Mar 2009 2. 4 EDT First published on Fri 20 Mar 2009 2. 4 EDT.
Mari Strachan has been immersed in books all her life. She has worked as a librarian in academic, school, public, private and prison libraries. She and her husband live part-time on a tiny smallholding in the hills of Ceredigion, West Wales, and part-time on a narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal in London, where much of The Earth Hums in B Flat was written.
Ms Strachan wrote these scenes impeccably. I'm suspicious of adult novels told in the first person from a child's point of view
Ms Strachan wrote these scenes impeccably. It’s all about family secrets, ancestry and it’s about finding out where you fit in amongst all that. I'm suspicious of adult novels told in the first person from a child's point of view. The child is never really a child.
Set in a small Welsh village in the 1950s, The Earth Hums in B Flat is a story of dark family secrets. It's filled with wonderful characters and written with insight and sparkling tenderness
Set in a small Welsh village in the 1950s, The Earth Hums in B Flat is a story of dark family secrets. It's filled with wonderful characters and written with insight and sparkling tenderness. Gwenni Morgan can fly in her sleep-that's how she sees what's going on in the village, and how she tries to make some sense of her family and her world.
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It would be tempting to label The Earth Hums in B Flat – in which an 11-year-old girl investigates a disappearance in a small Welsh town in the 1950s – as Under Milk Wood meets What Was Lost, but Strachan has a voice and a vision all her own. Publishers Weekly.
This is a book to be slowly savoured. A story of secrets and misunderstandings - I recognised Gwenni's world immediately. A funny and touching story which I loved very much. In the meantime, if you know any books with non-binary main characters you think we should include, please let us know. Success against the odds.
Gwenni Morgan is not like any other girl in this small Welsh town. Inquisitive, bookish and full of spirit, she can fly in her sleep and loves playing detective. So when a neighbour mysteriously vanishes, and no one seems to be asking the right questions, Gwenni decides to conduct her own investigation.
Mari Strachan's unforgettable novel was one of the most acclaimed and successful debuts of 2009. It is a heart-breaking and hugely enjoyable story.