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2000s: No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn was a restless dragon slithering its way past

  • ISBN: B07RT684K8
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want nothing more than to be left in peace to pursue their off-grid life. But when the very real prospect of fracking hits their village, they are drawn into the front line of the protests. During a spring of relentless rain, a series of mysterious threats and suspicious accidents put friendships on the line, and the Sherwells’ marriage under unbearable tension. Is there a connection with their uncle’s death? As the river rises in torrential rain, pressure mounts, Bede’s sense of self begins to crumble, and Elin is no longer sure who to believe or what to believe in.

Travel Guide

A story of Wales and its rivers

Riverflow takes place in modern day  rural England. It’s set in a fictional village which I vague and never named but is located firmly by the River Severn

The two characters names Bede and Elin who are environmentalists, are very apt for the nature of the book. They fight for the natural habitat and are in a battle of wills with the local and very rich landowner who wants to start fracking on the land. All of the dynamics of rural and village life are represented here in some way or another.

The landscape is one of natural charm and we see diary and snippets of life by a river, where a water wheel and a turbine help with the water supply. People here grow their own food and are largely self-sufficient.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Riverflow

Destination/location: Wales  Author/guide: Alison Leyland  Departure Time: 2000s

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