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All the birds, singing / Evie Wyld.

By: Wyld, Evie.
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2013Description: 228 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780224096683 (hbk.) :; 9781448114481 (ePub ebook) :.Subject(s): Sheep farming -- FictionSummary: Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep - every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags. It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back. It is longlisted for the 2013 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction and shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Book Award.
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Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep - every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags. It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back. It is longlisted for the 2013 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction and shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Book Award.

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