Through The Granite Mirror: An Epic Story of a Cornish farming family
Winner of the Holyer an Gof Award for Best Literary Fiction.
From the blurb:
Standback only came for a funeral, and the ferrets. Fifteen years ago he’d turned his back on Cornwall. He’d stopped belonging after the sale of Trevarnon Farm. Curiosity leads him back to Trevarnon where his brother Eddie is repairing a Cornish hedge, a hedge originally built by Grandad.
Standback can’t resist the stones. As the brothers work from opposite sides of the hedge in the traditional manner, the ever-present voice of Grandad echoing in their memories, we live through the changing face of rural West Penwith from the end of World War II into the 21st century.
This story of two brothers is also a story of the granite land itself . . . the soil, the cliffs and in particular the Cornish hedges, home to so many species of plants, mammals, insects, and secrets.
Author: Pauline Sheppard
Publisher: United Writers Publications Ltd, Cornwall (2020)
Paperback: 136 pages